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STERIS Isomedix Services Offers Medical Device Sterilization Seminar

December 16, 2008

MENTOR, Ohio, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Join STERIS Isomedix Services for a
one day seminar offering industry expertise on topics critical to success in
medical device sterilization ( http://www.isomedix.com/Markets/Medical/ ). The
event, being held in San Jose, California on March 11, 2009, will provide
attendees the opportunity to learn about sterilization technologies, process
validation, materials selection, and much more.

In addition to the TechTeam experts from STERIS Isomedix Services, the
seminar will feature thought leaders from around the industry. Seminar topics
include:

Fundamentals of Radiation Processing

Overview of radiation and how gamma and E-beam irradiation
( http://www.isomedix.com/Gamma )are used for sterilization, comparison of
technologies, product validation and materials selection, dosimetry, and
process validation

Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization Overview

Introduction to ethylene oxide sterilization
(http://www.isomedix.com/EthyleneOxide/ ), standards and guidelines, process
challenge devices, parametric release, and process validation

Materials Compatibility and Selection

Materials selection criteria, effects of radiation, the chemistry of
plastics, materials issues, and qualification testing / shelf life testing

    Laboratory Services and Techniques
    Testing techniques, laboratory procedures, and laboratory services

Packaging for Sterilization

Effects of irradiation and ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization processes on
packaging materials and packages

    Standards Status and Review
    Current AAMI and ISO standards and guidelines

This seminar will provide a full day of information for those involved in
medical device manufacturing/engineering, research and development,
quality/regulatory, validation/sterilization, microbiology, product/project
management, product/packaging design and engineering, marketing/brand
management, and supply chain/distribution.

Visit the STERIS Isomedix Services website to learn more about the Medical
Device Sterilization Seminar
( http://www.isomedix.com/TechTeam/Seminars/Detail.aspx?id=1044 ) and register
today!

About STERIS Isomedix Services

STERIS Isomedix Services is a provider of contract sterilization services
with 21 facilities located throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Utilizing gamma, ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization and E-beam technologies,
Isomedix Services has been meeting the sterilization needs of the medical
device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology community for over 35 years. For more
information about STERIS Isomedix Services please call (877) 783-7479 or visit
the STERIS Isomedix Services website.

Isomedix Services is a division of STERIS Corporation, a worldwide leader
in infection prevention, decontamination and health science technologies,
products and services. STERIS is traded on the NYSE under the STE symbol.

    Contact:
    Sarah Crowl, Product Manager
    Sarah_Crowl@steris.com
    877.783.7479
    www.isomedix.com

SOURCE STERIS Isomedix Services


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