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FDA Facilitates Broader Adoption of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide for Medical Device Sterilization

Agency Continues to Encourage Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Alternatives

"Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that it considers vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to be an established method of sterilization for medical devices, recognizing VHP’s long history of safety and effectiveness. The FDA has revised the final guidance,Submission and Review of Sterility Information in Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Devices Labeled as Sterile, to list VHP as an example of an Established Category A method of sterilization. This update will facilitate broader adoption of VHP as a sterilization method for the medical device industry, is part of the agency’s multi-pronged approach to reducing the use of ethylene oxide (EtO) where possible and further supports the agency’s efforts to advance medical device supply chain resiliency."

Source : https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-facilitates-broader-adoption-vaporized-hydrogen-peroxide-medical-device-sterilization