GREEN ETHYLENE OXIDE

S T E R I L I Z A T I O N
SERVICE

PAMA INNOVATION

Before going any further, do you know the situation with the ''classic'' method of using ethylene oxide?

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we invite you to learn about this global and critical situation

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You are invited to learn about our revolutionize EtO sterilization process

 

E t O   S T E R I L I Z A T I O N

PAMA INNOVATION

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COST AND TIME SAVING

We have reduced the entire sterilization process, the batch load release time is less than 1 day, compare to 7 days, reducing your cost of on-hand inventory.

02

ECO-EFFICIENT

Our EtO sterilization virtually eliminates the presence of ethylene oxide in the air.

We use 50% fewer EtO in our cycle than used in the sterilization industry.

We recycle the residue of EtO in ethylene glycol which can be used to de-ice the planes or windshield washer.

Our electricity is provided from green source energy - Hydro-Québec.

PAMA Green sterilization

optimized

Most industry EtO sterilization

PAMA sterilization

               < 450                                           451-550                                        551-650                                         651-750                                          751-850                  

EtO (mg/l)

03

SAFE AND COMPLIANT

Our process exceed the applicable international regulations. 

04

CAPACITY

 We are looking for partnerships to expand oursterilization capacity rapidly. 

05

TO RESUME

For the entire sterilization process, the release time is less than 1 day, compared to 7 days. (cost and time saving)

We systematically meet the requirements of products and regulations.

We sterilize at low temperature, which guarantees the integrity of the product and the packaging.

We efficiently sterilize a wide range of polymers, resins, natural materials and metals, as well as products combining drugs and devices requiring sterilization of the surface by external contact.

The critical situation of Ethylene oxyde sterilization

INTRODUCTION

Although medical devices can be sterilized by several methods, EO has been the most common method of sterilization of medical devices. It is a well-established and scientifically proven method of preventing harmful microorganisms from reproducing and causing infections. EO has many advantages. The process is convenient, affordable, effective and does not degrade device materials.

 

Ethylene oxide (EO) is used since the 1930s whose safety has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. At is its peak EO was used on about 50% of healthcare products in the United States — or more than 10 billion medical products per year

In recent years, citizens and governmental agencies have grown concerned about EO emissions from sterilization facilities and the potential health effects not only on the plant workers but also on nearby residents. 

 

At least eight major EO sterilization plants have now been forced to close or shutdown for noncompliance. The FDA has said- it anticipates a national shortage of these devices and other critical devices including feeding tube devices used in neonatal intensive care units, drug-eluting cardiac stents, catheters, shunts and other implantable devices.

2016

 

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), classified EO as a human carcinogen.

2019

 

In February 2019, the Illinois EPA shut down an EO sterilization facility in Willowbrook, IL, following public demonstrations protesting the plant’s EO emissions. Later in 2019, the EPA detected alarming rates of cancer in populations living near medical device sterilization plants, mainly attributing them to the presence of EO.

2020

 

In June 2020, the EPA focused on EO released into the ambient air from sterilization facilities. The EPA put monitoring and reporting protocols in place via a Federal Register notice. The agency is expected to issue a final rule limiting EO emissions from sterilization facilities in 2021.

2021

 

EPA recently sent letters to 31 facilities, providing notice that EPA is considering requiring them to report to TRI for ethylene oxide (EtO) under this discretionary authority. Some of these facilities are also being considered for ethylene glycol reporting.

CONCUSION

 

PAMA is the solution to the situation.

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You are invited to learn about our revolutionize EtO sterilization process

 
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