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Device Life-Cycle Testing (Repeat Sterilization Cycles)

Device Life-Cycle Testing (Repeat Sterilization Cycles)

Device life cycle testing determines the functional life of any reusable medical device or tray.  The results can establish if or when the medical device exceeds its use-life.  The device is exposed repeatedly to the reprocessing procedures it would incur at a health care facility.  By executing this test, the manufacturer will have validated how many times a device can be reprocessed and still remain functional. 

The testing is performed in compliance with recommendations from AAMI TIR12 and AAMI TIR30. Nelson Laboratories has the equipment and qualified personnel to provide testing on all reusable medical devices.  Nelson Laboratories also has the expertise to deliver individualized consultation which makes us the clear choice to perform this analysis. 

Applicable Standards

  • ISO 11134
  • ISO 17665

Test Options

Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product. If you are ready to submit your samples for testing, click here to fill out the Sample Submission Form.

Code Test Request Quote
RSC110 Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): Steam Add
RSC120 Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): Ethylene Oxide, 100% EO Add
RSC130 Repeat Cycle: Disinfection Add
RSC160 Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): STERRAD100S Add
RSC165 Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): STERRAD NX (hospital) Add
RSC180 Repeat Cycles: Automatic Washer/Disinfector Add
RSC210 Repeat Cycles: Steam Sterilization Add
RSC220 Repeat Cycles: EO Sterilization Add
RSC110 - Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): Steam
RSC120 - Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): Ethylene Oxide, 100% EO
RSC130 - Repeat Cycle: Disinfection
RSC160 - Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): STERRAD100S
RSC165 - Sterilization Cycles (Repeat): STERRAD NX (hospital)
RSC180 - Repeat Cycles: Automatic Washer/Disinfector
RSC210 - Repeat Cycles: Steam Sterilization
RSC220 - Repeat Cycles: EO Sterilization

Study Outline

Life cycle testing will use validated cleaning, disinfection and/or sterilization processes on reusable devices or trays.  The number of reprocessing cycles will be based on the type of device and the desire of the manufacturer.
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