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Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rbk5fw/sterilisation_of) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices" to their offering.

The effective sterilisation of any material or device to be implanted in or used in close contact with the human body is essential for the elimination of harmful agents such as bacteria.

Sterilisation of Biomaterials and Medical Devices reviews established and commonly used technologies alongside new and emerging processes. The book reviews the sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices using steam and dry heat, ionising radiation and ethylene oxide is reviewed. A range of non-traditional sterilisation techniques, such as hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, ozone and steam formaldehyde, is then discussed together with research in sterilisation and decontamination of surfaces by plasma discharges. Sterilisation techniques for polymers, drug-device products and tissue allografts are then reviewed, together with antimicrobial coatings for self-sterilisation' and the challenge presented by prions and endotoxins in the sterilisation of reusable medical devices.

Key Topics Covered:

- Introduction to sterilisation: definitions and challenges

- Steam and dry heat sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices

- Sterilisation of healthcare products by ionising radiation: principles and standards

- Ethylene Oxide (ETO) sterilisation of healthcare products

- Non-traditional sterilisation techniques for biomaterials and medical devices

- Sterilisation and decontamination of surfaces by plasma discharges

- Sterilisation techniques for polymers

- Sterilisation of healthcare products by ionising radiation: sterilisation of drug-device products and tissue allografts

- Antimicrobial coatings for self-sterilisation

- Prions and endotoxins: reprocessing strategies for reusable medical devices

- Future trends for the sterilisation of biomaterials and medical devices.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rbk5fw/sterilisation_of

Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Sector: Healthcare and Medical Devices

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