FDA Innovation Challenge 1: Identify New Sterilization Methods and Technologies
The goal of this challenge is to identify safe and effective sterilization methods or technologies for medical devices that do not rely on ethylene oxide and that meet these criteria:
- Compatibility: The method or technology should be compatible with a large cross -section of materials used to manufacture or fabricate medical devices as well as packaging materials or sterile barriers. The materials, devices and barriers of particular interest are those that are compatible with ethylene oxide sterilization.
- Scalability and High Throughput: The method or technology should have the potential to be scalable and allow for the effective sterilization of large volumes of devices.