Science Of Reprocessing

Science Of Reprocessing
Receiving

Receiving

Once collection containers have arrived at Stryker plants, contents are sorted to isolate reprocessable devices from devices that cannot be reprocessed.
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Sorting

Sorting

An initial sort takes place to eliminate obvious rejects, heavily soiled items, or unapproved .products
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Cleaning

Cleaning

An array of automated cleaning equipment is augmented by manual processes. All cleaning protocols are proprietary and .device specific
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Data Entry & Cycle Marking

Data Entry & Cycle Marking

Once cleaned, each device is identified and coded with a distinct mark to indicate reprocessing cycles.
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Restoring

Restoring

Many devices must be functionally restored.
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Testing

Testing

Verifying that devices perform as intended is an integral component of the Stryker system.
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Final Cleaning

Final Cleaning

The process of restoring and testing can reintroduce debris onto devices. Stryker heated RO/DI final rinse system removes any remaining residuals.
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Packaging

Packaging

In packaging areas where highly filtered air circulates at more than twice the rate as that of the typical hospital operating room, all devices are packaged, sealed and labeled in Mylar/Tyvek® pouches
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Sterilization

Sterilization

Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilization processes are validated to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135-1994 standard, recognized by FDA.
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Final Inspection & Product Release

Final Inspection & Product Release

After undergoing a final inspection, all devices are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before they are released.
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