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7 Reasons Andersen Sterilizers Play a Vital Role in 7,500+ Practices

Andersen Sterilizers News  | OCTOBER 5, 2020

Andersen sterilizers take your infection control to the next level. Our sterilizers are the perfect partner to your steam autoclave – protecting expensive instruments and scopes while keeping your clinic’s infection control nimble and well-fortified.
Our sterilizers play a vital infection prevention role in 7,500+ practices across the world because they are: Economical, Compatible, Easy to Use, Gentle, Efficient, Effective and Environmentally-friendly.

Click on each topic above to skip to it or just scroll down to read all 7 reasons.


7 Reasons: Economical

The Anprolene system boasts the lowest cost to purchase and cost per cycle on the market. All Andersen systems are competitively priced.

Your tough-to-sterilize flexible endoscopes, drills and other delicate instruments are expensive. Protect your investment! Damage-free sterilization – at low temperature, with no steam injection and no deep vacuum – reduces costly repair bills. [ video ]

Don’t pay your staff to empty the autoclave all day. Holds about 5X more and can run overnight. [ video ]

Many practices see return on investment in a few months or even a few weeks! [ video ]

Pro tips: Don’t need that whole gauze, drape or suture material pack? Pre-cut, wrap, sterilize and use only what you need. The rest stays sterile on the shelf. What about materials that hit the floor? Don’t throw them away: sterilize. Save money and the planet!


You will LOVE how compatible your Andersen Sterilizer is.

  • Plastic
  • Electronics
  • Metal
  • Fabric
  • Paper
    & More

All those items that can’t be sterilized in an autoclave or that would be degraded over time can now be sterilized, damage-free.

“We sterilize just about anything without any damage.” [ video ]
David Ihrke, DVM
Colonial Manor Animal Hospital – Homer Glen, IL

7 Reasons: Compatible


7 Reasons: Easy

Installation is the easiest in the industry; requires only a dedicated electrical outlet and an exhaust line.

FREE operator training for the life of your sterilizer! Get your staff certified today. Phone and video conferencing appointments available.

When we talk to customers, Ease of Use is nearly always the top virtue they list. That two button interface couldn’t get more streamlined. Sterilization and aeration in the same chamber. Set it and forget it.

Package your items: Gas goes in, pathogens say out. Your stuff stays sterile until you’re ready to use it.

“It’s simple and it’s easy.” [ video ]
David Ihrke, DVM
Colonial Manor Animal Hospital – Homer Glen, IL


Ethylene oxide is the most gentle sterilization method on the market. It is just as effective, but with none of these common downsides:

  • No high heat
  • No steam
  • No oxidation
  • No deep vacuum
  • No corrosion

Save your practice the expense of high maintenance, repair and replacement costs – not to mention the time doctors can’t use your equipment because it is being repaired or shipped back and forth.

7 Reasons: Gentle

“We found that EO was safer to use on our mechanical instruments – such as drills, saws – because it doesn’t have the same corrosive properties that steam autoclave does. We found that we’re not sending them out (for repair) as frequently. We were sending out TPLO saws with steam autoclave every quarter – now we’re sending them out, maybe, once a year.” [ video ]
Amy Morgan, Veterinary Technician Manager
BluePearl of Richmond VA


7 Reasons: Efficient

Achieve so much with so little!

  • 17.6 gram micro-dose of EO
  • Space-saving tabletop design
  • Cost to purchase & run
  • Staff time

“It holds about 5x what we can in a typical Midmark autoclave. Staff can run it before they leave work and they come in the next day and it’s done. As opposed to running it throughout the day. Staff are freed up.
[ video ]
Dr. Eric Egozi, MD
Egozi Plastic Surgery – Clearwater, FL


Ethylene oxide (EO) is one of the most effective sterilants on the planet.

The sterilization industry acknowledges there is no way to prove 100% sterility, 100% of the time. So, instead, it speaks in terms of probability. 

EO is rated at 10-6 Sterility Assurance Level (SAL). That indicates a 1 in 1,000,000 likelihood of an organism surviving to the end of the sterilization process. 10-6 SAL is the lowest probability – the one required for the most invasive medical devices.

EO is the only sterilant the FDA recommends as a counter measure to CRE and other “superbugs” on tough-to-sterilize flexible endoscopes.

Superbugs: Strains of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that are resistant to most of the antibiotics and other medications commonly used to treat the infections they cause. Also known as multidrug resistant organisms.

7 Reasons: Effective

EO kills wellknown superbugs like Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), E. coli, C. diff and MRSA. In fact, it kills all microbes up to and including the very hardest to kill: bacterial spores. We use bacterial spores to indicate the sterility of each cycle with our recommended accessory – biological indicators (BIs).


7 Reasons: Environmentally Friendly

Environmental Stewardship Award Winner 2020

FDA Innovation Challenge Award Winner 2020

Andersen uses only 100% ethylene oxide – never any mixes with CFCs or HCFCs. EO is not classified as a greenhouse gas as it dissipates quickly in the atmosphere.

Using the sterilizer keeps items that might otherwise be thrown away, out of landfills (such as suture material or bandages that hit the floor).

This year Andersen has won two environmental awards from federal agencies for its innovative technology that enables the use of a micro-dose of 100% ethylene oxide as an effective and efficient sterilant. [ story ]

Environmental stewardship has been part of our DNA from the company’s founding. As an American manufacturer whose medical devices are used all over the world, we are very proud to have our technology and commitment to the environment recognized.”
[ story ]
Ted May, President & CEO
Andersen Sterilizers – Haw River, NC

Which is best for you?



Andersen’s most popular sterilizer line offers room-temperature terminal sterilization at a very affordable price point. Five tabletop cabinets to choose from.
SpeedThe EOGas 4 is FDA cleared

EOGas 4

The FDA-cleared EOGas 4 has four cycles to choose from. The fastest is just 3.5 hours. If you use the same high-dollar instrument more than once a day, this one’s for you!
CapacityEOGas 3

EOGas 3

Need a constant flow of sterile instruments for multiple specialists? Run 6-10 loads independently – start a new one while others are in process. Units can be validated.