BD EtO Sterilization: Essential, Safe, and Compliant
BD is among the world’s largest producers of medical products that are critical for patient care.
To protect patients from the risks of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi, the FDA requires the sterilization of medical devices and clinical products. In compliance with FDA sterilization requirements, BD must use ethylene oxide gas (EtO) for sterilization in the final stage of manufacturing. For a significant number of sensitive medical products, EtO is the only type of sterilization that can be used to meet sterilization standards without damaging the products.
Products manufactured and sterilized at BD facilities save lives and improve patient outcomes in hospitals and care facilities across the country. BD is committed to meeting public health needs by increasing capacity for U.S. production and sterilization of medical devices and components.