Medical devices must be clean, i.e. as far as technically possible free of residues and therefore safe for the user/patient. To achieve this goal, a wide range of factors must be considered.
An important factor in this context is the cleaning of the products in a suitable and validated cleaning process. This is critical for the removal of production residues as well as for the microbiological cleanliness, which is especially important if the products are sterilized directly after cleaning and the sterilization process might be endangered by a large quantity of bioburden.
A clean environment also greatly contributes to the improvement/preservation of product cleanliness. In addition to the products for monitoring of particulate cleanliness, we also offer products for the testing respectively monitoring of microbiological cleanliness. For this purpose, agar plates can be used either as direct contact plates or for the monitoring of a specific area (as sedimentation plates). The plates can then be sent to CleanControlling Medical for incubation and evaluation.