Archive June 2015

Wall calendars 2016

Wall calendars 2016

The gke wall calendars for 2016 (70 x 100 cm) are now available free of charge. Please contact your local dealer. We are happy to plan the next year with you!!

Standard ISO 11140-6 will replace EN 867-5

Standard ISO 11140-6 will replace EN 867-5

The ISO/TC 198/WG6 working group has been working for more than 3 years to replace the old EN 867-5 by a new ISO Standard. Continuous tests have been carried out to replace the old Hollow Load test procedure in the EN standard which did not give reproducible results.

The new EN ISO 11140-6 specifies performance requirements and test methods for chemical indicators and process challenge devices intended for use in small steam sterilizers, which are intended to sterilize solid, hollow and porous medical devices.

The ISO committee stopped this work item after 3 years because of exceeded deadlines. During the last meeting of the working group in Denver/USA, ISO has decided to continue this work in order to finalize a new standard ISO 11140-6.

This modification is important because currently a lot of different alternative Hollow Load Tests are on the market and all claim to be equivalent to the original Teflon Hollow Load Test. However, they differ in sensitivity.