Global medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has unveiled its new line of surgical instrument sterilisation containers which are validated for the latest low-temperature sterilisation processes.
The new technology will be commercially available later in this year.
The Genesis™ low-temperature rigid sterilisation container system can be used for low-temperature sterilisation processes and systems from market-leading steriliser manufacturers, including the V-PRO low-temperature sterilisation systems from Steris and Sterrad Systems from Advanced Sterilisation Products (ASP).
Low-temperature sterilisation is an evolving practice in sterile processing and is used for instrumentation that cannot endure high-temperature and moisture present in traditional steam sterilisation practices.
BD Infection Prevention, V. Mueller and Interventional Specialties worldwide vice-president and general manager Jim Leitl said: "Our new containers have the same trusted functionality that our customers in the sterile processing department have come to expect, but they have been validated for today’s latest low-temperature processes.
"We will continue to extend our leadership in sterilisation containers and surgical instrumentation through innovations that positively impact both clinical and financial outcomes."
The new containers features a visually different set of orange components which enables a quick and easy categorisation from the Genesis containers indented for other sterilisation processes.
It is claimed to offer protection for a longer duration and sterility maintenance for surgical instrumentation.
Genesis containers are offered in a range of sizes to help streamline and secure instruments before surgery. Genesis containers also provide an environmentally friendly alternative to sterilisation wrap.