STERRAD Low-Temperature Hydrogen Peroxide Gas
Once or twice in a century, a technology is introduced that profoundly transforms
the future of its industry. STERRAD Sterilization is such a technology,
changing the way medical sterilization is done by offering unique economical
and environmental benefits. Our patented, low-temperature hydrogen peroxide
gas plasma technology is faster, safer, and friendlier to the environment than
other low-temperature terminal sterilization processes used today.
The STERRAD System Story
Recognizing that traditional methods of sterilizing medical devices, such as
ethylene oxide gas (EtO) and steam, had a number of limitations, Johnson & Johnson researchers sought to develop an alternative sterilization technology that was fast, effective, economical, and safe for both workers and
The result of these efforts was a breakthrough in the field of medical device
sterilizationa unique sterilizer based upon a patented process involving
the generation of low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization
system. This new technology formed the basis for ASP's revolutionary STERRAD
In 1993, the STERRAD Technology received clearance and was introduced
into the United States. It is now available in more than 60 countries throughout
the world with over 6,000 units sold, making it the world's fastest growing
Completing an entire sterilization cycle in 2-3 hours, the STERRAD System
requires no special ventilation or aeration and leaves no toxic residue.
Its broad compatibility profile and cost effectiveness make the STERRAD System
ideal for scientific and industrial applications.