This TechTip focuses on why some starches require irradiation, effects of radiation on starches, and suggestions for evaluating minimum and maximum doses
Sterility Assurance Levels (SALs): Irradiation
This TechTip provides information on the selection of an appropriate Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) for medical devices
Storage, Use and Shipping of Surface Contact (RODAC) Testing Plates
Proper storage, method of application and shipping of environmental monitoring (RODAC) plates for surface testing can help ensure the accuracy and precision of microbiological results. This TechTip describes the best practices for the handling of RODAC plates
Sustainable EO® Frequently Asked Questions
As part of our commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions, STERIS AST has developed the Sustainable EO® sterilization services program.
The Basics of Medical Device Packaging
When developing a sterile barrier system for medical devices, there are several aspects that need to be considered in choosing packaging and qualifying your sterile barrier system (SBS)
The Importance of Risk Assessment
Due to the all-consuming nature of designing a brand new product, developers are frequently more focused on functionality than risk.
Transfer of Sterilization Dose, Verification Dose or Maximum Acceptable Dose Between Radiation Sources
This document answers many of the FAQs regarding radiation source transfers and addresses possible transfer types and areas for consideration.
VDmax25 Quarterly Dose Audits: Interpretation of Results
This TechTip provides guidelines on how to interpret the results of a VDmax25 audit
What Are Significant Figures?
Significant figures are numbers that carry a contribution to a measurement and are useful as a rough method to round a final calculation. For more complex systems such as the uncertainty of a dosimetry system, or estimating the bioburden of a product, more accurate methods should be used