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On 22 May 2014

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Traceability for the sterilisation of medical equipment

For a pharmaceutical company we designed a label with a sterilisation indicator. This label was to be adhered to the sheaths containing the instruments to be sterilised. On this label, there is a pink sterilisation indicator which turns brown after steam sterilisation.

There were many constraints: resistance to solvents (such as alcohol used for cleaning the instruments before autoclaving) and the indicator must change color when autoclaving after 15 minutes at 121°C, thus confirming that the equipment is sterilised. Also the adhesive must be suitable for the aggressive conditions under which sterilisation takes place.

Working with Gen'etiq, our customer made its label smart. You should also contact Gen'etiq for your ambitious projects.