Ethylene Oxide sterilization residues

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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

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