April 25, 2013
Luer kits contain many plastic parts made of a variety of materials. A common question is how to sterilize these parts. Common sterilizing methods include:
EtO (gas)–a chemical steriliant small enough to penetrate the microbial cells that destroying nuclear cell components
Cidex (Activated Dialdehyde solution)
Autoclaving (wet 121°C, 15PSI for 30 minutes)–Before autoclaving, verify that the caps are properly loosened or removed to prevent any accidental implosion. Carefully clean the items with distilled water before autoclaving, because some chemicals that are inert on plastic resins at room temperature causes deterioration at high temperatures.
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