SBA Video’s & Guidance Documents

SBA Video’s and Guidance Documents are designed to be informative and aid hospital professionals and manufacturers to understand necessary labelling and good practice handling techniques. The range of subjects includes:

  • Definition of Sterile Barrier Systems symbols
  • Aseptic Opening and Presentation techniques
  • Sterilisation Processes
  • SBS packaging types
  • How Sterile Barriers work

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The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) is the European trade association for companies who produce Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS) and associated equipment and accessories for the healthcare industry. SBS materials and equipment are sophisticated and allow single use and reusable medical devices to be sterilised after manufacture or after use.  Sterilisation may take place at a medical device manufacturer or in the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) of a hospital. In both cases the critical function of the SBS is to maintain product sterility up to the point of use.

Our mission: To be the recognised expert association in the healthcare industry, promoting the use of and providing education on the most suitable single use sterile barrier systems to ensure patient safety.

The Association represents its members in promoting this very important sector of the healthcare industry, creating a positive environment to drive innovation in the technology associated with the production of sterile barrier systems and in setting the highest standards in product and manufacturing excellence.

SBA members account for over 75% of the European sterile barrier industry and SBA members’  products are sold all over the world. You can see the current list of member companies here. Representatives of the companies meet twice a year to get updates on the ever-changing regulations surrounding both medical devices and the components of SBS. These meetings take place all around Europe and members are updated on the situation in each of the countries they visit by local medical market experts.

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Latest News

SBA welcomes new Chair, Thibaut Hyvernat

At the recent Autumn SBA members conference, long-standing Chair Thierry Wagner, welcomes Thibaut Hyvernat as the new Chair of the Read More…

SBA launches image of examples of new symbols in practice

The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) created and validated new symbols for Sterile Barrier System (SBS) configurations respective packaging systems for Read More…

SBA publishes feedback document for the Impact Assessment study conducted by Eunomia for the European Commission

The SBA has published its response to the recent Impact Assessment Webinars conducted by Eunomia for the European Commission. In Read More…

SBA adds Five new language versions to the range of Aseptic opening & Symbols video’s

The SBA has added 5 new language versions for each of their highly popular three new Aseptic Opening and Symbols Read More…

SBA adds new SBS Symbols Q&A’s document for Healthcare Professionals to library

With the success and popularity of the Symbols for SBS Guidance document launched last year, which was primarily aimed at Read More…

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    Membership is open to Manufacturers of Sterilisation products or related services, with sales in Europe. Potential members also need to have implemented a quality management system certified by an accredited certification body.

    For more details see Why become a member?

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