May 12, 2011

Design for Cleaning

The FDA has issued a mandate to manufacturers of re-usable medical devices to design with re-cleaning of the these devices in mind. This mandate is in response to an on-going effort to reduce the risk of infection, contamination, or disease transmission due to improperly cleaned devices. Device design should include smooth interior surface, avoidance of sharp corners and blind spots, as well as easy disassembly for cleaning. Material choice should be selected with reprocessing in mind.

More information can be found on the FDA's web site.