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Sterilizing Units

Definition : Equipment designed for total inactivation of microorganisms that are or may be present on medical devices and related products. These units usually consist of a treatment chamber that may include appropriate shelves on which the devices to be sterilized are placed, means to introduce the sterilizing agent in the chamber, and controls to regulate the parameters (e.g., time, temperature) of the procedure. Sterilizing units are available in a several shapes and sizes; dedicated units using a variety of technologies (e.g., liquid immersion, electrolysis, filter, heat) and/or particular agents (e.g., dry heat, steam, liquids and/or gas sterilants) are also available; some dedicated units are intended for sterilization of a particular type of devices (e.g., inoculating loops) or substance (e.g., agar).

Entry Terms : "Sterilizers" , "Autoclaves"

UMDC code : 13737


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We are a family business with over 30 years experience in the dental industry, with involvement in both the public and private sector. Our experience has shown us that correct placement and removal of barriers is an effective method of infection control. Barriers, when used correctly, minimise the need to use detergents and disinfectants, therefore protecting equipment from damage and protecting staff and patients from exposure to chemicals.

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