Steris (NYSE:STE) said today that a federal judge lifted a 5-year-old consent decree covering its now-discontinued System 1 endoscope sterilization device. Mentor, Ohio-based Steris’s System 1 landed in “violating device” status in December 2009, after 18 months of legal wrangling with the FDA that ended in the de facto recall of a product that hadn’t been linked to any […]
Steris (NYSE:STE) today said it agreed to pay $226 million to acquire a medical sterilization company and an operating room integration provider. Mentor, Ohio-based Steris said it agreed to put up $175 million for Philadelphia-based General Econopak, which makes sterility maintenance, barrier protection and sterile cleanroom products. Steris also said it paid $51 million for Black Diamond Video, which […]
February 13, 2015 by Mark Hollmer
A scientific advisory panel to the EPA is convening today to evalute the environmental watchdog’s determination that a common medical device sterilizer, ethylene oxide, is carcinogenic.
If the panel confirms that assessment, medtech companies warn, it could disrupt the supply chain for their lifesaving products.