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EtO sterilization

Chemical method of treating a material to render microorganisms non-viable.

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Ethylene oxide sterilization is a chemical method of treating a material to render microorganisms non-viable. The process consists of five key variables: humidity, concentration, gas, temperature and time.
Ethylene oxide sterilization refers to a chemical method that consists of four variables: time, humidity, temperature and gas concentration. The gas is an alkaline agent that disturbs the DNA of microorganisms and prevents them from duplicating. It also can be known as “EO”.
Ethylene oxide gas is used for moisture and heat sensitive medical devices.
Ethylene oxide gas (EtO) is commonly used to sterilize products that have been damaged from either heat, radiation or moisture. Depending on the intended use, EtO can either reduce or inactivate populations from microbials of a material or product.