In-House Steam Sterilization

In-House Steam Sterilization


Steam (moist heat) sterilization is commonly used for high heat compatible devices both for terminal sterilization and sterilization of reusable devices during reprocessing. LSO has the distinction of being the only Contract Steam Sterilization provider on the West Coast and maintains 4 validated autoclave chambers of various sizes and capabilities. (See autoclave chamber matrix ). Unique among these chambers is our 74 cf GmP autoclove with air-over-pressure capabilities for sterilizing flexible liquid containers such as blood and solution bags, syringes and vials.

Steam sterilization validations can be performed to various standards, including ISO 17665, EN285, AAMI ST79, etc. Both gravity and pre-vacuum cycles are performed at temperatures up to 135 C. LSO also performs biological indicator sterility testing in-house and offers the shortest lead times in the industry.

As part of any sterilization validation or production sterilization project, LSO offers:


Aesepticlave 1204V-AO

Chamber Vol: ~74ft³
2 M³
Chamber Size:
Cart Size:
Tray Size:
36" W x 84" L x 42" H
30" W x 78" L x 34" H
15" W x 39" L x 1.75" H
Standards Performed: EN285
ISO 17665
Cycle Types: Gravity, Air-Over
Gravity
Pre-vac
Leak Test
Bowie Dick
Drying

Cycle Parameter Ranges

Temperture (°C): 121 to 135
Exposure Time: 3 min to 4 hours
Dry Time: up to 4 hours
Applications: Liquid filled containers
Large quantity device runs
Large devices

Getinge GE 6612 AR2

Chamber Vol: ~19ft³
.5 M³
Chamber Size:
Cart Size:
Basket Size:
26" W x 49" L x 26" H
23" W x 45" L x 21.5" H
19" W x 22" L x 8.5" H
Standards Performed: ISO 17665
Cycle Types: Gravity
Pre-vac
Leak Test
Bowie Dick
Drying

Cycle Parameter Ranges

Temperture (°C): 121 to 128
Exposure Time: 15 min to 2 hours
Dry Time: up to 2 hours
Applications: Small quantity device runs
Medium-sized devices
Kitted Devices
R & D runs

Market Forge STM-E

Chamber Vol: ~5ft³
.1 M³
Chamber Size:
Shelf Size:
16" dia x 26" L
12" W x 20" L x 4"H
Standards Performed: AAMI ST79
Cycle Types: Gravity
Variable Exhaust
Drying

Cycle Parameter Ranges

Temperture (°C): 121
Exposure Time: 15 min to 2 hours
Dry Time: up to 2 hours
Applications: Surgical Kits
Reuseable devices
Lab supplies
Wrapped loads

AMSCO EAGLE 3013

Chamber Vol: ~3.9ft³
< .1 M³
Chamber Size: 16" W x 26" L x 16" H
Standards Performed: ISO 17664
AAMI ST79
Cycle Types: Pre-Vac
Gravity
Drying

Cycle Parameter Ranges

Temperture (°C): 121 to 135
Exposure Time: 2 to 60 min
Dry Time: up to 1 hour
Applications: Surgical Kit
Reusable Devices
Lab Supplies
Wrapped Loads
R&D Runs