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Bac-Shield Steam Applied Antimicrobial is Space Certified Space Technology

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The Space Foundation has officially recognized STERIS IMS as the newest Certified Space Technology partner for its application of Bac-Shield Steam Applied Antimicrobial (Steam Applied Chitosan Antimicrobial) to medical devices.

STERIS IMS is a surgical device management and consulting company, with sales and clinical teams serving more than 4,000 healthcare facilities in the United States. Founded as an alternative to instrument repair by the manufacturer, STERIS IMS offers fast turn times, competitive pricing and a commitment to helping customers avoid expensive endoscope, device and instrument replacement through pro-active maintenance and proper handling.

STERIS IMS has expanded its capabilities to include:

  • Proactive Maintenance and Repair Solutions – extends the life of surgical devices, instrumentation and other medical equipment through an array of service options and hospital sterilization solutions
  • Management and Consulting Services – manages SPDs, by utilizing lean processing techniques to build a bridge to the OR and Endoscopy
  • Products – offers cost-effective solutions to customers through both new products and certified pre-owned devices and equipment
  • Education – extends the life of surgical devices, instrumentation and other medical equipment through educational programs and services

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Products and services that display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from, or been dramatically improved by, technologies originally developed for space exploration, or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization.

Learn more about Space Certification here.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 12).