By Melissa Stappen and Stephen E. Langille, Ph.D., ValSource, Inc.
The establishment of an environmental monitoring and microbiological control program for sterile medicinal devices is necessary to ensure microbiological safety and finished product quality. The level of environmental control is primarily dependent on the method of product sterilization.
When autoclave sterilization procedures are used, it is important to have components that are able to repeatedly survive the harsh process. The arrival of autoclavable LEDs bring the light source directly to treatment sites while being able to withstand the heat and moisture of the autoclave.