Ethylene oxide sterilization is widely used for pharmaceuticals and medical devices and recognized for its microbiological efficiency.
The requirements relating to the residues of ethylene oxide-sterilized medical devices are subject to the NF EN ISO 10993-7 standard*.
The allowable limits are expressed in average daily dose to the patient (mg/day)/.
CARSO Pharmaceutique analyses the following sterilization residues :
- EO : Ethylene oxide,
- ECH: 2 – Chloroethanol
- EG : Ethylene glycol
*according to NF EN 10993-7 standard