FDA Update: Agency Facilitates Broader Adoption of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide to Sterilize Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Jan. 8 that vaporized hydrogen peroxide is now considered an established method of sterilization for medical devices, pointing out its long history of safety and efficacy.

This update to the FDA’s guidance for sterilizing medical devices “will facilitate broader adoption of [vaporized hydrogen peroxide] as a sterilization method for the medical device industry,” working toward the agency’s goals of reducing the use of ethylene oxide and advancing medical device supply chain resiliency.

For more information, access the FDA press release.

Keywords: Sterilization, United States Food and Drug Administration, Ethylene Oxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, ACC Advocacy

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