Swann-Morton Product Information and Standards

In this article, Swann-Morton provides further information relating to its product standards. Please contact us should you require further information.

Microbiological

Microbiological tests are performed on packaging materials and various other materials used in the manufacturing process. Bioburden estimates are randomly carried out on the materials and finished product from the Packing Department. No post sterilisation tests are performed as the product release is parametric. Testing for pyrogenicity is not required.

Latex

All Swann-Morton products are Latex Free.

Surgical Blades

No.3 and No.4 fitting surgical blades are manufactured in accordance with BS 2982 and BS EN 27740. Boxes are marked with lot number and expiry dates for traceability. All Sterile Product boxes are bar coded. Sterile blades are sterilised by Gamma radiation to a minimum dose of 25 kGy. Surgical Handles No.3 & No.4 fitting surgical handles are manufactured in accordance with BS 2982 and BS EN 27740. All other handles are manufactured to in-house standards. Boxes are marked with lot number and expiry dates for traceability.

Disposable Scalpels

Packaging is marked with lot number and expiry dates for traceability. Boxes are bar coded. Sterile disposable scalpels are sterilised by Gamma radiation to a minimum dose of 25 kGy