Typical reprocessing cycle of a reusable medical device

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1.) Actual Device Use - Functional Testing

The device is put through functional use that it would see clinically

2.) Rinse

3.) Debris Removal

Manual

Automatic

4.) Wash/Disinfection

Manual brushing

Sonic

Automatic Wash/Disinfection

5.) Sterilization

What to expect from repeat lifecycle testing

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Repeat Autoclave Cycle Testing

During product and lifecycle testing, the typical cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization process is performed hundreds of times in order to determine the reusable instrument lifespan.