EtO and Radiation Sterilization Workshop in August

Nelson Laboratories, a provider of full, life-cycle microbiology testing services, is holding a workshop on Ethylene Oxide and Radiation Sterilization in Boston on August 25-26. Basic testing requirements, methods, and validation will be covered.

The workshops will include the following:

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: Understand the basic testing requirements and methods
• Discover the history and background
• Case studies and data evaluation
• The purpose and use of biological indicators
• How and when to use a process challenge device (PCD)
• IQ, OQ, PQ
• How to validate your sterilization process
• AAMI Update
Speaker: Dan Floyd, B.S., Manager of Ethylene Oxide Department
Nelson Laboratories Inc.
Member of AAMI Sterilization Working Group

Radiation Sterilization: Understand the basic testing requirements and methods
• Discover the history and background
• Case studies and data evaluation
• Explanation of the different methods including Method 1 & 2 and VDmax
• How to interpret your bioburden data
• Validation & audit failures
Speaker: Martell Winters, B.S., Senior Scientist
Nelson Laboratories, Inc.
Member of AAMI Sterilization Committee

The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel Boston, August 25-26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To register, visit www.nelsonlabs.com/seminars.jsp or call 801/290-7551.

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