Low-Temperature Sterilization: Are You In the Know?
Advice for reprocessing delicate items that can't stand the heat.
Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief
For those complex surgical instruments that can't tolerate the high heat of steam sterilization, you have a growing number of low-temperature alternatives from which to choose. Cycle times is a key concern. Here's how your low-temperature sterilization options stack up by cycle time from shortest to longest: