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Medical device sterilization and process monitoring

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    Today more than ever, succeeding in a highly competitive global marketplace depends on speed, accuracy and productivity. That’s why professionals in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries worldwide have come to trust 3M sterilization products for effective and efficient monitoring of their sterilization processes.

    3M’s unique culture is based on reaching a deep understanding of our customers’ goals and continually developing practical and innovative solutions to meet them. As a result we understand the challenges you face in today’s environment; you need credibility and efficiency in all phases of medical device sterilization. Our experience, services, sterilization products and educational resources mean we can assure you of the best sterilization for your medical device.

Sterilize your medical device in-house and on demand – no waiting for sterilization slots

3M™ Steri-Vac™ Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems allow easy, economical and efficient access to in-house sterilization to optimise your supply chain. Our MedTech technical and sales specialists will help you learn how to improve inventory release turn time to help optimise operations and reduce sterilization process associated costs.

  • In-House Sterilization

    In-house sterilization

    3M has offered safe, effective, self-contained EO sterilization technology for over 50 years providing an economical solution for in-house medical device sterilization.

    3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilizer GSX Series is a continuation of 3M innovation and provides a compact sterilizer designed to sterilize items with 100 % ethylene oxide. With state-of-the-art design, you get flexibility at a significantly lower cost compared to contract sterilization.

    3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer GSX Series models comply with requirements defined in EN 1422 and are RoHS compliant, allowing the user to design and validate cycles meeting requirements of ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135. Available in two chamber sizes with both single or double door configurations, this Steri-Vac sterilizer can be installed in enclosed wall or free-standing configurations to provide adaptability for desired work flow and space optimisation needs.

    • Advanced customised cycle programming capability allows cycles to be defined and locked into system (available with 3M™ Cycle Programmer)
    • Two pre-programmed cycles operating at 38 ˚C and 55 ˚C (100.4 °F and 131 °F)
    • A fully automatic control system ensures the selected sterilization conditions are met
    • Physical parameter output via ethernet to tracking software
    • Utilises single dose 100 % EO cartridge that will only release gas in a locked, negative pressure chamber when proper conditions are achieved
    • Large, colour, touch control, easy-to-read user interface
    • All-in-one system allows sterilization and aeration in a single chamber
    • Proprietary relative humidity monitoring and control system

  • Biologial Indicator results in 24 minutes.

    Biological indicator results in 24 minutes

    3M's systems for vaporised hydrogen peroxide (VH202) and steam sterilization can provide biological indicator results in just 24 minutes.

    A faster readout time helps improve patient safety while increasing workflow for sterilization professionals.


    • Provides BI results in 24 minutes in 3M™ Attest™ Auto-reader 490 and 3M™ Attest™ Auto-reader 490H
    • Suitable for both steam and VHP processes
    • Dynamic-air-removal (pre-vacuum and SFPP): 132 ˚C (270 ˚F) 3 or 4 min. 135 ˚C (275˚F) 3 min
    • Meets ISO and FDA performance requirements for biological indicators
    • Contains viable organisms that provide a direct measure of lethality





  • Accessories

    Medical device sterilization accessories

    3M Attest Auto-reader 490 provides you with a simple and standardised approach to biological indicator processing for steam and VH202 results.

    • Dual auto-reader with Any-Well technology for use with 3M™ Attest™ Biological Indicators 1491*, 1492V* and 1295 to provide results in just 24 minutes
    • 3M Attest Auto-reader 490H provides clear positive (+) or negative (-) result on LCD display
    • Includes ethernet cable for web app connectivity

MedTech resources

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