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New Sterilization and Disinfection Standards for the 4th Quarter 2015

Kyle Bach

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce that the following New Standards on Sterilization and Disinfection for the Healthcare Industry are now available:


  • ASTM E1766, 2015 Edition, Standard Test Method for Determination of Effectiveness of Sterilization Processes for Reusable Medical Devices
  • ASTM E1891, 2010a Edition Reapproved in 2015, Standard Guide for Determination of a Survival Curve for Antimicrobial Agents Against Selected Microorganisms and Calculation of a D-Value and Concentration Coefficient
  • ASTM E2752, 2010 Edition Reapproved in 2015, Standard Guide for Evaluation of Residual Effectiveness of Antibacterial Personal Cleansing Products
  • BS EN 13727, 2012 Edition with Amendment A2, Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity in the medical area. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)
  • BS EN 14476, 2013 Edition with Amendment A1, Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of virucidal activity in the medical area. Test method and requirements (Phase 2/Step 1)
  • DIN EN 556-2, 2015 Edition, Sterilization of medical devices – Requirements for medical devices to be designated ‘STERILE’ – Part 2: Requirements for aseptically processed medical devices (English Language Edition)
  • DIN EN 14885, 2015 Edition, Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics – Application of European Standards for chemical disinfectants and antiseptics (English Language Edition)
  • DIN EN ISO 11137-1, 2015 Edition, Sterilization of health care products – Radiation – Part 1: Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices (English Language Edition)


For more standards like these, please see our Document Center List of Standards on Sterilization and Disinfection for the Healthcare Industry.  A number of links will direct you to the various sub-sets for this classification.

You’re also welcome to take a look at my previous post: