Sterilisation of Biomaterials and Medical Devices
- Sophie Lerouge, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
- Anne Simmons, University of New South Wales, Australia
Following an introduction to the key concepts and challenges involved in sterilisation, the sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices using steam and dry heat, ionising radiation and ethylene oxide is reviewed. A range of non-traditional sterilisation techniques, such as hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, ozone and steam formaldehyde, is then discussed together with research in sterilisation and decontamination of surfaces by plasma discharges. Sterilisation techniques for polymers, drug-device products and tissue allografts are then reviewed, together with antimicrobial coatings for âself-sterilisationâ and the challenge presented by prions and endotoxins in the sterilisation of reusable medical devices. The book concludes with a discussion of future trends in the sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices.
With its distinguished editors and expert team of international contributors, Sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices is an essential reference for all materials scientists, engineers and researchers within the medical devices industry. It also provides a thorough overview for academics and clinicians working in this area.
Materials scientists; Engineers and researchers within the medical devices industry; academics and clinicians
- Published: September 2012
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-932-1