Infection Prevention

Oliver Wendell Holmes in Boston and Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis in Vienna set the basis of health care hygiene in the middle of the 19th century.


During the past 25 years, the medical technology industry has developed an amazing number of life saving and life enhancing products.

Managing Risks

Microorganisms, microbial barriers and how they work, sterilisation techniques, opening techniques, disposal methods etc.

Sterilisation Techniques

Manufacturers assess the different materials of the medical device and the types of packaging necessary to reduce the risk of damage and to ensure the product remain sterile to the point of use.

Learn more about how material compatibility and Sterilisation techniques are considered.

    Membership is open to Manufacturers of Sterilisation products or related services, with sales in Europe. Affiliation is open to companies/trade associations/healthcare professionals who are Responsible Users of SBS or represent those that are. Potential members or affiliates 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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