ASP Launches the Fastest Low-Temperature Sterilization Cycle on the Market

The 24-Minute EXPRESS Cycle for STERRAD® 100NX™ System is Validated to Sterilize da Vinci® 3D Endoscopes

Mar 16, 2011, 08:00 ET from Advanced Sterilization Products

IRVINE, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) announced today the availability of the EXPRESS Cycle for the STERRAD® 100NX™ System. This is the fastest low-temperature sterilization cycle validated for surface sterilization of da Vinci® 3D endoscopes, rigid telescopes, rechargeable batteries and many other devices. The EXPRESS Cycle rapidly sterilizes instruments without the damage associated with other sterilization modalities.  

The EXPRESS Cycle is a feature upgrade that customers can purchase for their new or existing STERRAD® 100NX™ Systems.  The 24-minute EXPRESS Cycle joins the 42-minute FLEX and 47-minute STANDARD cycles on the STERRAD® 100NX™ System platform, creating an unrivaled range of sterilization options.

"The addition of the EXPRESS Cycle continues our focus on optimizing our customers' investment in the STERRAD® 100NX™ System," said Karen Borg, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for ASP. "Our breadth of cycles combined with first-class technical support and clinical education, ensures our customers have the most flexible and long-term sterilization solution."

The STERRAD® 100NX™ System EXPRESS Cycle is now available in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). For more information, please visit ASP at the 58th AORN Congress in Philadelphia, PA (March 21-23), contact your local ASP representative, call 888-783-7723 or visit www.aspjj.com.

About STERRAD® Sterilization Systems

With thousands of units in use at hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world, STERRAD® Sterilization Systems offers a broad range of solutions for low-temperature sterilization.  Engineered using the breakthrough hydrogen peroxide gas plasma technology of ASP, STERRAD® Sterilization Systems sterilize medical devices safely and effectively, without the limitations or risks associated with peracetic acid, steam and ethylene oxide gas systems.  STERRAD® Sterilization Systems produce a measurable return on a hospital's investment by reducing instrument repair costs, offering rapid cycles, reducing instrument inventories and enhancing safety.

About Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP)

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) is a leading developer of innovative instrument sterilization, high level disinfection, and cleaning technologies.  The company is dedicated to protecting patients, healthcare workers, and the environment with products that focus as much on safety as they do on efficacy and cost-effectiveness.  Utilizing advanced instrument processing technologies, these products help customers to promote positive patient outcomes while controlling costs, increasing productivity, and enhancing safety. The company is based in Irvine, California, USA.

da Vinci is a registered trademark of Intuitive Surgical Inc.

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