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

For more information view the video and documents library

 

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.

Events - Meet A Member

november

202025novAll Day27CPHI India

april

202114aprAll Day16Medtec Japan

may

202119mayAll Day20PharmaPack

june

202129junAll Day30Med-Tech Innovation Expo

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Latest News

202030Sep
SBA updates Guidance on new SBS Symbols to include positioning of label

Following the publishing of ISO DIS 15223-1:2020, the SBA has updated guidance document EN ISO 15223-1 new symbols for SBS Read More…

202021Aug
EU Journal published on Reprocessing of Single Use Medical Devices

Common Specifications (CS) on the reprocessing and further re-use of single-use medical devices within a health institution, as foreseen in Read More…

202022Jun
SBA adds Japanese language versions to the range of Aseptic opening & Symbols video’s

The SBA has completed the launch of their three new Aseptic Opening and Symbols video’s with the addition of the Read More…

202015Jun
SBA launches new language versions of the Aseptic opening & Symbols video’s

The SBA has recently launched new French, German, Spanish and Chinese language versions of their three new Aseptic Opening and Read More…

202008Jun
The SBA launches new Symbols quick reference flyer

To support the launch of the new Symbols video’s, the SBA has designed a Quick Reference guide for the Symbols, 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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