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7 Recommendations for Sterilization Validation Integrity

Medical devices must be sterilized and prepared before use. There are several best practice and integrity recommendations to consider when your devices require sterilization, including cleaning and packaging.

By |2020-09-07T11:00:52-07:00July 14th, 2020|LSO Blog, Sterilization Validation Services|

First of its kind West Coast Loaner Kit Operation

We are excited to have partnered with Medical Tracking Solutions Inc. (MTS) to utilize the iTraycer software and LSO’s 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse. Together we are launching the first of its kind West Coast loaner kit operation for small to mid-sized medical device companies.

Designing Medical Devices to prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

According to the CDC, in American hospitals alone, hospital-acquired infections (H.A.I.) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year (source).  A recent study in Emerging Infectious Diseases found that hospital-acquired [...]

By |2014-08-05T17:23:22-07:00August 5th, 2014|LSO Blog, Sterilization Validation Services|

Medical Device Tax – Something’s Got to Give

Theoretically, even though the tax will have a major negative initial impact on Medical Device companies, it will end up generating more business, due to the increased patient population having access to healthcare, and having procedures which require the use of medical devices. However, that is not likely to happen.

5 Project Management Rules for the Success of your Medical Device Launch

At LSO, we typically manage 50-55 new product launches a year. This doesn’t include helping existing customers with product revisions and follow on work.  This is a launch rate that far surpasses that of many [...]

Almost there… EtO Sterilization for Medical Devices

We are happy to announce that LSO is in the final phases of installation of two 8 cubic foot EtO sterilizers. We expect them to be certified and ready for production by the end of [...]

Biohazardous Returns Processing

Most medical device companies have product returns which are biohazardous. Some of these returns are biohazardous because hospitals didn’t follow their internal procedures, some are products that would have been disposed off by the hospital, but due to an issue in surgery they must be returned to the manufacturer, and some products are intended for reuse but must go through

Steam Cycle Validation for reusable Medical devices Part 3

So let’s say that we validate to those parameters and it turns out that a specific hospital runs to one of the others, how hard is it for hospitals to change parameters?

By |2013-02-15T19:02:18-08:00February 15th, 2013|Loaner Kit Processing, LSO Blog, Sterilization Validation Services|

Steam Cycle Validation for Reusable Medical Devices Part 2

A major issue when tasked with Cleaning and Steam Cycle validation parameters for reusable kit systems, is of course validating rugged processes at a reasonable cost. There are really two key drivers to sending validation costs into the stratosphere. The first is...

By |2013-02-04T16:25:44-08:00February 4th, 2013|LSO Blog, Sterilization Validation Services|

Steam Cycle Validation for Reusable Medical Devices Part 1

In the last 6 months the FDA has begun to focus more closely on ensuring that reusable instrument and implant kit systems have been properly validated and that the parameters listed in the kit systems’ Instructions for Use (IFUs) have a substantive validation to support them.

By |2013-01-24T19:29:02-08:00January 24th, 2013|LSO Blog, Sterilization Validation Services|
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