Cardinal Health Introduces DuraBlue™ Sterilization Wrap

Wrap is Industry's Only Double-layer Sterilization Wrap with Food and Drug Administration Clearance for Use in the STERRAD® 100S System from ASP

Nov 03, 2011, 08:30 ET from Cardinal Health

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today introduced its new DuraBlue™ sterilization wrap, a double-layer Spunbond/Meltblown/Spunbond (SMS) wrap that is the industry's only double-layer wrap with Food and Drug Administration clearance for use in the STERRAD® 100S plasma sterilization system from Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP).

Sterilization wrap is critical for the productive use of reusable surgical instruments as it enables the effective sterilization of medical devices contained in instrument trays and maintains their sterility until they are unwrapped. The new Cardinal Health DuraBlue™ sterilization wrap can help bring efficiencies to the sterilization process while maintaining a high standard of aseptic technique. Its double-layer construction enables users to save time by using the simultaneous wrapping technique, eliminating the need for double wrapping with single-layer wrap.

DuraBlue™ sterilization wrap is made with non-woven, polypropylene SMS technology for strength, durability and microbial protection. DuraBlue™ sterilization wrap is available in six color-coded basis weight models, providing durable protection for everything from lightweight linen packs to heavy instrument trays weighing up to 25 pounds. The wrap also is available in 14 sizes ranging from 12 inches by 12 inches to 54 inches by 90 inches.

"Cardinal Health is committed to creating solutions which drive efficiencies and promote quality outcomes," said Lisa Ashby, president of Category Management at Cardinal Health. "There was an obvious need in the market for a double-layer sterilization wrap solution that could be used with the plasma sterilization process, and we're pleased to be able to offer DuraBlue™ sterilization wrap to our customers as the only option in the market that can help them address that need."

To learn more about the new Cardinal Health DuraBlue™ sterilization wrap product, contact Allison Sheppard, senior category manager of sterility assurance, at 1-847-887-6446 or

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

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