World’s largest contract chlorine dioxide sterilization chamber opens soon

Boulder Sterilization’s chlorine dioxide sterilization chamber [Photo courtesy of Boulder Sterilization]

Boulder iQ division Boulder Sterilization will open what it said is the world’s largest contract chlorine dioxide (CD) sterilization chamber this summer.

The 270-ft² chamber has capacity for two pallets at a time, allowing for batches and products of almost any size, the company said.

Boulder, Colorado-based Boulder iQ said the new equipment will make Boulder Sterilization the only contract sterilizer offering both CD and ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic products.

CD is one potential alternative for EtO sterilization, which is the most commonly used method for medical devices but faces new federal regulations over safety risks to workers and neighboring communities.

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