Orthopedic Device Sterilization Challenges: Where do We Go from Here?

When:

Thursday, June 11 | 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Where:

Room 45

Level:

All Levels

Participant Type:

Product Development, Supply Chain, Quality/Regulatory


The closure of ethylene oxide (EtO) plants and FDA's subsequent challenge to industry to reduce EtO emissions and identify new sterilization methods has forced orthopedic device manufacturers to consider their own processes. This panel brings together experts to provide an update on the EtO saga and advise on new sterilization technologies for orthopedics. The panel will also detail the challenges and opportunities that come with switching sterilization methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Update on the latest regulatory actions around EtO

  • Introduction to new sterilization technologies

  • Challenges and opportunities of switching sterilization methods


Moderator

Rodney Parker, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Scientist,

Stryker

Panelist

David Opie, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President of R&D,

Noxilizer

Mike Padilla

EO Technical Director,

Sterigenics

Gary Socola

President,

HIGHPOWER Validation Testing & Lab Services