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Expertly curated sterilization and infection control news. Plus tips and best practices on how to get the most out of your Andersen Sterilizer.

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Vet Tech Tips

An experienced veterinary technician gives tips on how to get the most from your Andersen Sterilizer. Each short video is less than two minutes and focuses on topics designed to make a vet tech’s job just a little bit easier. This week: Have You Outgrown Your Sterilization Solution?

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Bridging the COVID Gap (Year)

Bridging the COVID Gap (Year)

When COVID-19 took over our lives in 2020, many felt the immediate need to help, but weren’t quite sure how. Carl May, grandson of company founder Dr. Harold W. Andersen, didn’t hesitate. He pressed pause on plans to attend college in Fall 2020 & joined Andersen’s contract sterilization sister company, Andersen Scientific, as a sterile processing technician where he spent months sterilizing millions of COVID test swabs for manufacturers across the country.

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Beyond Clean Expert Series Conference

An intensely honest conversation about ethylene oxide sterilization

Is ethylene oxide (EO or EtO) more toxic than hydrogen peroxide? What are the most prevalent myths about EO in the industry today? What does the future of EO look like? Andersen’s President and CEO, A.E. (Ted) May joined Beyond Clean’s Justin Poulin for an intensely honest conversation about gas sterilization. In typical Beyond Clean fashion, Poulin asked the tough questions regarding the history surrounding EO and its role in the future of hospital sterile processing departments, specifically around duodenoscope and endoscope reprocessing.

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FDA investigates reports of urological endoscope infections

FDA investigates urological endoscopes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is investigating reports of infections associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes. The FDA received more than 450 medical device reports (MDRs) describing post-procedure patient infections or other contamination issues associated with reprocessing urological endoscopes. Andersen’s EOGas 4 presents an FDA-cleared terminal sterilization option for the urological endoscopes under investigation, as well as significantly longer and smaller diameter scopes.

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Andersen Partners with North Carolina Biotechnology Center to Advance Life Sciences Industry

Andersen recently welcomed leadership from North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech) to tour its manufacturing campus in Haw River, NC, and industrial sterilization sister company, Andersen Scientific in Morrisville, NC. Andersen works with NCBiotech to provide critical sterilization resources for start-ups, R&D departments and companies developing strategies to bring devices to market in North Carolina.

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Beyond Clean Podcast: FDA 510(k) Clearance for the EOGas 4

Beyond Clean Podcast: FDA’s Only 510(k) Clearance for Terminal Sterilization of Duodenoscopes

Andersen’s EOGas 4 is the first, and only, sterilization system FDA 510k cleared for terminal sterilization of duodenoscopes and colonoscopes. A true game changer for healthcare facilities that sterilize these critical instruments. On a recent Beyond Clean podcast, Ted May, Andersen President and CEO, and Dr. Larry Muscarella of LFM Healthcare Solutions LLC, take you inside the science behind this one-of-a-kind sterilization technology proven to sterilize the toughest endoscopes on the market.

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Why Plastic Surgeons Love Andersen

Two leading plastic surgeons with one big reason for loving Andersen: “It saves my practice money!” Watch their testimonials now. Andersen Sterilizers’ systems are the ideal solution for plastic surgeons as they satisfy all your practice’s top challenges and requirements, including: ROI in just a few months, tabletop, free support & training, only 17.6g of gas per cycle and more!

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Beyond Clean and Andersen Take A Deep Dive on Ethylene Oxide

A Deep Dive on Ethylene Oxide

Directly following the premiere of Andersen’s “Beyond the Tour” episode, our sterilization experts & the Beyond Clean team participated in a live Q&A session with viewers.

Some of the questions addressed were:
-Isn’t EO more dangerous than other sterilization systems?
-I thought ethylene oxide was going to be banned.
-Are you suggesting ethylene oxide will replace hydrogen peroxide?

Read the highlights of the Q & A or watch the entire conversation.

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Beyond the Tour Episode

Film Series Tells Andersen Sterilizers’ Story of Innovation & Disruption

Andersen is pleased to be featured in the world premiere of “Beyond the Tour” – a film series produced by Beyond Clean, highlighting stories of innovation and disruption in the healthcare industry that deserve to be told. In this premiere episode, Andersen takes viewers behind-the-scenes to reveal the processes, technology, culture and innovation that has made it a leader in 100% ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization for more than 60 years.

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