Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validations
An Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization Validation is designed to assist the manufacturer in the development of a sterilization process that delivers the appropriate sterility assurance level and ensures repeatability for each product type developed. All types of products, whether sterilized in-house or by a contract sterilizer, must be validated to ensure compliance with national and international standards.
The requirements for an EO Sterilization Validation are outlined in ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135 Part 1 & 2. Various AAMI TIRs also offer guidance in meeting the requirements of the sterilization standard. Nelson Laboratories specializes in ethylene oxide sterilization validations, and we can partner with you as well as many contract sterilizers through the entire process from protocol generation to final report completion. See below for more details.
- ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135
- AAMI TIR 16
Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. 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||TAT (days)||Request Quote|
|OSV110||On-site Validation: Ethylene Oxide Sterilizer||23||Add|
|PCD105||Sterilization: PCD - Preparation (Sponsor Supplied), each||5||Add|
|PCD705||Sterilization: PCD - Minimum order charge (per set)||5||Add|
|SVE110||Sterilization Validation: EO Full Validation Study (Single Use Products)||90||Add|
|SVE120||Sterilization Validation: EO Re-validation Study (Single Use Products)||45||Add|
OSV110 - On-site Validation: Ethylene Oxide Sterilizer
TAT: 23 days
PCD105 - Sterilization: PCD - Preparation (Sponsor Supplied), each
TAT: 5 days
PCD705 - Sterilization: PCD - Minimum order charge (per set)
TAT: 5 days
SVE110 - Sterilization Validation: EO Full Validation Study (Single Use Products)
TAT: 90 days
SVE120 - Sterilization Validation: EO Re-validation Study (Single Use Products)
TAT: 45 days
Study OutlineNelson Laboratories experts have performed on-site Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validations in the U.S. and around the world. We’re actively involved in developing the standards that govern testing including: AAMI/ST/WG 01 committee working group for industrial EO sterilization, AAMI/ST/WG 04 biological indicators, AAMI/ST/WG 63 sterilization residuals, AAMI/ ST/WG 91 resistometer and AAMI/ST/WG 92 process challenge devices.
Our sterilization specialists will guide you through pre-validation testing and cycle development, as well as the validation process, routine monitoring and revalidation requirements. We offer customized protocols and an all-in-one summary final report that includes cycle run data, temperature/humidity distribution studies, a copy of the protocol, a process summary and all testing results for easy reference.