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Nelson Laboratories’ Scientist to Present Medical Device Sterilization Updates at MD&M East Conference

May 28, 2014

—Martell Winters to provide the latest information regarding medical device sterilization, in addition to a Tech Theater presentation on updates to the Bioburden standards—


SALT LAKE CITY, UT – May 28, 2014 – Nelson Laboratories (www.nelsonlabs.com) will provide instruction on the necessary sterility assurance levels for medical devices, at MD&M East June 10-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York in booth number 1857.

Martell Winters, senior scientist at Nelson Laboratories, will present updates to sterilization and bioburden standards June 10 from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. (in Track B, Technical Training Track 1). He will speak on the topic, Medical Device Sterilization: Selection of SAL, Evaluation of Bioburden Data, Alert and Action Levels and Bioburden Excursions. The presentation will help medical device manufacturers better understand sterility assurance and bioburden data.

“We will discuss the necessity of a 10-6 sterility assurance level, bioburden data, and establishing alert and action levels,” said Winters. “This information is necessary for all forms of sterilization and products, but is especially pertinent for combination products, biologics, and tissues.”

In addition, Winters will present, Updates to the Bioburden Standard ISO 11737-1; Significant Additional Guidance.  P.S. What Happened to the Microbiologists?, in the Tech Theater June 11 at 12:40 to 1:10 p.m. (located in booth 479).

If you would like to gain access to a breadth of Medtech experience by meeting one on one with Winters, or any of the Nelson Laboratories Technical Consulting Managers, visit the Nelson Laboratories Hospitality Suite. Nelson Laboratories will have four industry consultants on hand Wednesday June 11th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss your upcoming projects, review new offerings, and answer any questions you may have. The hospitality suite will be located in Room 2D10/2D11.

Nelson Laboratories’ industry experts will also be available at the Nelson booth (1857) throughout the show.

To register for the MD&M East conference, visit: http://www.canontradeshows.com/expo/east14/conference_comp.html