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Medical Device Sterilization Town Hall: FDA Activities and Challenges in Reducing Reliance on Ethylene Oxide (EtO)

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On January 26, 2024, the FDA held the second in a series of medical device sterilization town halls to:

  • Describe the FDA’s early actions to help assure sterilization capacity in the U.S. and recent activities to reduce overall EtO reliance while maintaining a resilient supply of sterilized medical devices
  • Discuss the FDA’s understanding of opportunities and challenges to using alternative sterilization methods
  • Describe creation of a dedicated EtO Tiger Team to advance innovations in medical device sterilization.