By Jason Pope, B.S., ASQ CQA
Published: Medical Design & Outsourcing
Sterile barrier systems are key components in medical device sterilization, so selecting the right barrier is essential. Reusable medical devices, prior to use in healthcare facilities, must undergo validation testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of the cleaning instructions and the microbiocidal instructions that will be provided to the healthcare facility. Often, the microbiocidal process that’s validated for a reusable medical device is a set of sterilization instructions.