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Content DescriptionThis technical information report provides guidance on selecting the appropriate form of microbial challenge to use in a validation process and the appropriate inoculation sites for that microbial challenge. The objective of this TIR is to provide medical device manufacturers information on the appropriate microbial challenge to use in sterilization validation processes, the selection of appropriate inoculation sites for that challenge, and the means to qualify a method for liquid inoculation.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology.
AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals. AAMI helps members:
Stay on top of new technology and policy developments
Add value in healthcare organizations
Improve professional skills
Enhance patient care
AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, educators, scientists, manufacturers, distributors, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology. AAMI fulfills its mission through:
Courses, conferences, and continuing education, including certification programs.
Collaborative initiatives, including summits with the FDA
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