*

Recommended Product Families for use in Procedure / Custom Kits and Trays

All Swann Morton’s sterile products are intended for single use only.

Unless otherwise stated on the packaging the following applies:

If the products are to be placed into a "kit" which is to be sterilised then the following may occur-

 PRODUCT FAMILY

PRODUCT REF
PREFIX CODE

GAMMA

                        EtO                      

STERILE CARBON STEEL SURGICAL BLADES
Unit Pack Metal foil packet
02       Suitable       Suitable*
STERILE STAINLESS STEEL SURGICAL BLADES
Unit Pack Metal foil packets
03 Suitable Suitable*
NON-STERILE DISPOSABLE SCALPEL WITH GUARD
Unwrapped Bulk Packed
23 Suitable Suitable
NON-STERILE RETRACTABLE SCALPEL
Unwrapped Bulk Packed
40 Suitable Suitable
NON-STERILE BLADE REMOVER
Unwrapped Bulk Packed
5503
5505
Suitable Suitable

* Due to the pressures changes involved during EtO sterilization the seal on the foil packet may weaken as a result. We would recommend that products only be subjected to one cycle.

The following product families can be included as part of a Procedure/Custom Kit or Tray however sterilization via EtO process may compromise the product packaging.

 

STERILE DISPOSABLE SCALPEL
Unit Pack clear film &tray
                                                       
 
05
                           
 
Suitable
 
Due to the pressure changes involved the packet seal may become weak.
The scalpel may also move and puncture the packet
STERILE RETRACTABLE SCALPEL
Unit Pack paper & clear film
39       Suitable       
Due to the pressure involved in this
process the packet seal may be breached
STERILE BLADE REMOVER
Unit pack paper & clear film
5502       Suitable       
Due to the pressure involved in this
process the packet seal may be breached
STERILE DISPOSABLE SCALPEL WITH GUARD
Unit Pack paper & clear film
66       Suitable       
Due to the pressure involved in this
process the packet seal may be breached

 

Steam Autoclave is not recommended for any of the above products. Please note that the packaging identified above for sterile products is not gas permeable.

J S Hawkins
QA/RA Systems Manager  
06 February 2017