Frequently Asked Questions

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SVS stands for Sterilization Validation Services, which is a division of Life Science Outsourcing, Inc.

  • Gamma Sterilization
  • Wet/Steam Sterilization
  • Dry heat Sterilization
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Sporicidal Chemicals
  • Glass Plasma
  • Irradiation (Gamma rays)
  • Consulting Services
  • Protocol Creation
  • Cleaning & Decontamination Services
  • Medical Device Testing
  • Medical Device Validation

At LSO we have an onsite steam sterilizer and manage EtO, Gamma radiation and E-Beam methods. We will develop a protocol, validate the sterilization process and provide a final written report that can be submitted to regulatory bodies.

  • ISO 13485:2003
    Requirements for Quality Management System of Medical Device companies
  • ISO 25424:2009
    Low temperature steam and formaldehyde method
  • ISO11135-1:2007
    Ethylene Oxide method
  • ISO17665-1:2006
    Moist Heat/Steam Sterilization method
  • ISO15882:2008
    Guidance on Chemical indicators during Sterilization
  • ISO11137-1:2012
    Radiation/Gamma Ray method

LSO (parent company) via SVS is the only provider of Contract Steam Sterilization services on the West Coast. We can program any desired cycle parameters and duplicate an existing sterilization cycle or develop a cycle for specialized requirements. Sterilization Validations are performed according to ANSI/AAMI/ISO guidelines. Our staff will prepare the protocol, perform all required sterilization cycles, conduct all testing and generate a complete final report.

Finally we are able to provide clients additional value through our sister divisions - Medical Device manufacturing (MDM), Medical Package Testing (MPT), Fulfillment & Distribution Services (FDS), Offshore Manufacturing and Incubator Services (LSOIS).

At present, we have in our facility a 19 cubic feet Getinge Steam Sterilizer. Due to our current expansion activities, a 74 cubic feet Steam Sterilizer will be available soon.

Yes, SVS supply a Certificate of Sterility with each sterilization of your products.

Cleaning & Decontamination Services for reusable and test devices is offered at SVS. Based on exposure to biohazardous materials, a device might/might not have to undergo all three levels to achieve sterility. The levels in increasing order of intensity of are:

  • Cleaning (Low level - Level 1)
  • Disinfecting (Intermediate level - Level 2)
  • Sterilization (High level - Level 3)

For further information visit our Cleaning & Decontamination Services page.

Through our six divisions, LSO strives to provide customers with a complete solution to their product development requirements. Service divisions include,

  1. Medical Device Manufacturing (MDM)
  2. Medical Package Testing (MPT)
  3. Sterilization Validation Services (SVS)
  4. Fulfillment & Distribution Services (FDS)
  5. Offshore Manufacturing
  6. LSO Incubator Services (LSOIS)

In addition to the company Website, LSO and industry news is regularly updated on to our Facebook page and Twitter account. You can also follow us on the Company Blog where we delve deeper into industry events and trends. Finally you can find us on YouTube through our corporate channel. In the near future we also hope to bring to you an industry newsletter.

LSO has been in business for fourteen years and has served approximately 250 companies. There are several clinical spaces and market segments that we have served. Please see the list below for a broad list:

  1. Orthopedic
  2. Cardiac Rhythm Systems
  3. Cardiovascular
  4. Neurovascular
  5. Respiratory
  6. Gastrointestinal
  7. Dental Implants
  8. Minimally Invasive Devices
  9. Specialty Kits
  10. Oncology

This information was provided by Sterilization Validation Services, a Division of Life Science Outsourcing, Inc. For more information visit www.lso-inc.com/svs