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EN 285:2006 +A2:2009 Standard



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Medical devices Directive (93/42/EEC)

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Sterilization - Steam sterilizers - Large sterilizers


his European Standard specifies requirements and the relevant tests for large steam sterilizers primarily used in health care for the sterilization of medical devices and their accessories contained in one or more sterilization modules. The test loads described in this European Standard are selected to represent the majority of loads (i.e. wrapped goods consisting of metal, rubber and porous materials) for the evaluation of general purpose steam sterilizer for medical devices. However, specific loads (e.g. heavy metal objects or long and/or narrow lumen) will require the use of other test loads.


Friday 17th of November 2017


This standard is an amendment for "EN 285:2006"


This standard superseed the "EN 285:2006 +A1:2008".

Anyway is still possible use the "EN 285:2006 +A1:2008" until March 21st, 2010

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