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Sterilization Validation – Ethylene Oxide (EO)

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. Various AAMI TIRs also offer guidance in meeting the requirements of the sterilization standard. Nelson Labs specializes in ethylene oxide sterilization validations, and we can partner with you as well as many contract sterilization facilities through the entire process from protocol generation to final report completion. See below for more details.

Applicable Standards

  • ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135
  • AAMI TIR14
  • AAMI TIR16
  • AAMI TIR28

Testing Locations

Study Outline

Nelson Labs experts have performed 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 prevalidation 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.

If you have additional questions about Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validations, or would like to consult with the experts at Nelson Labs, just send us a request or call us at +1 (801) 290-7500.