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Q & A Post 4


Q: What is the view of the members on maximum density variation (mass/volume) when a mixed load validation is done at a 3rd party sterilizer?

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Q & A Post 3


Q: How would you establish the load composition for half and full cycles, especially for dunnage pallets which do not contain BIs? I remember reading in a standard or TIR where "PVC" was mentioned as a highly adsorbing material. Accordingly it would sound like a valid approach to take pallets of maximum pallet density. Another (cheaper and easier) approach might be using random scrap material from production with maximum pallet density.

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Q & A Post 2


Q: I currently have a 7.5 hp vacuum pump in a six pallet chamber and was thinking of converting over to a 10 hp vacuum pump? Do you think it would make a difference regarding the package integrity?

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Q & A Post 1


Q: What is the impact of maximum density variation when a mixed load is validated for ethylene oxide sterilization?

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Residual Ethylene Oxide


Is gas concentration or exposure time the greater contributor to EO residuals in medical devices?

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Water Jackets or Air Ducts?


The vast majority of sterilizers built in the sterilization industry over the last 50 years are equipped with water jackets for heating. Recently there have been conversation about using air instead of water. So which is better and why?

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Sterilization - Ethylene Oxide vs. Steam


The choice between ethylene oxide sterilization and steam sterilization is always cut and dry. Steam is extremely effective and inexpensive. However, ethylene oxide is used by industry to sterilize more than 50% of all medical devices. This blog post by Clark Houghtling, VP of Technical Sales and Marketing, responds to a recent online conversation.

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Tree Nut Risk Assessment


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will be conducting a Risk Assessment for tree nuts. As part of the effort the FDA requested information regarding the effectiveness of pasteurization technologies.

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Cosmed Group Excited to Launch a New Website and Blog


At Cosmed Group, Inc., we are excited about the launch of our updated website and this blog. What a great way to keep in touch with our customers and the world of food safety. For more than 30 years we’ve been thinking about and talking about food safety – finally we have this opportunity to include you in the conversation.

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