Ethylene Oxide has long been a key tool in the sterilization of medical devices that cannot be steam sterilized; it has proven to be an effective, and
With an EO abator system, you have almost no effect on the environment.
EO is gentler on device materials compared to oxidative sterilants (such as hydrogen peroxide), helping extend device life and reduce the need for repairs. In fact, EO sterilizers are the only low temperature sterilizers available without lumen or materials restrictions.
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), among others, have all established regulations for the use of EO. They have not banned it.
Learn more about 3M Sterilization products like the 3M Steri-Vac sterilizers and 3M EO Abator.