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ETO Sterilisation :
Technology, Trends And Developments

EtO (Ethylene oxide) sterilisation continues to remain the most preferred mode of sterilisation for several decades now. However, it is important to be updated with current industry trends.

Traditional use of spore strip indicators has been replaced by Self Contained Biological Indicators, which are easy to handle, test & retrieve. Direct measurement of humidity is now possible as EtO compatible humidity sensors are readily available. Traditional use of sensors for temperature and humidity mapping using long, rigid cables is replaced by wireless/infrared probes.

Dependence on plastic films has reduced. The use of Medical grade paper on one side has become the norm due to its better permeability. Considering toxicity of EtO, it is mandatory to have an exhaustive ‘Risk Analysis” done. EtO gas abatement /scrubbing solutions are available that convert EtO into a non hazardous form. Monitoring of EtO levels in work areas is important to assure worker safety.

In order to meet market demands, sterilisation companies have to constantly keep up with changing technology trends.

Mr. Nishad Dhurandhar
Manager - Operations
MICROTROL Sterilisation Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


Mr Nishad Dhurandhar was born in Mumbai and after his schooling went for higher studies to the United States of America and did his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Drake University, Iowa, U.S.A. He worked as Systems Administrator for Trans-Lux Corporation, Des Moines, Iowa for three years.

He joined MICROTROL STERILISATION SERVICES PVT. LTD., a Sterilisation Services Company in 2007 as Executive - Business Development .

MICROTROL provides Gamma Radiation and Ethylene oxide (EtO) Sterilisation & bio-burden reduction services to the Medical Devices, Healthcare, Food, Cosmetics Neutraceuticals, and similar industries.

Besides Business Development he has been exposed to various other cross functions of the Company on technical and commercial aspects.

He is also a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 13485:2003 and attends to vendor and customer audits.