About Us


Protecting patients during their most critical moments.™

Every day, millions of people around the world visit a healthcare facility. The care and handling of instruments used to treat patients is vital to their health outcome, and there is no room for error .

We at ASP are leaders in infection prevention, dedicated to creating the products, solutions, and processes needed by practitioners to protect patients during their most critical moments. We are committed to continuously advancing infection prevention technologies that healthcare depends upon.

Above all, we put the patient first.




Photograph of Chad Rohrer

“Together with our customers, ASP is forging a path towards a more resilient and empowered healthcare workforce, ensuring optimal patient care and a sustainable healthcare system. We are driven to do our part as leaders in sterilization.”

- Chad Rohrer

President, Advanced Sterilization Products


WE ARE asp plum


At Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), our journey began with a groundbreaking idea: using hydrogen peroxide for device sterilization. Founded in Texas in 1987, we’ve been at the forefront of low-temperature sterilization technology ever since.

Our flagship product, the STERRAD™ 100 System, revolutionized medical device sterilization. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1993, this system diffuses hydrogen peroxide vapor into a chamber, transforming it into a low-temperature plasma state through electromagnetic energy. 

The result? Safe, rapid sterilization of medical instruments and materials, without toxic residues.
But we didn’t stop there. Over the years, we’ve continued to innovate:

1.    STERRAD NX™ System (2005): Designed for general medical instruments, this system introduced the Standard cycle and the Flex cycle for single-channel flexible endoscopes.

2.    STERRAD™ 100NX System (2007): Building on our success, we enhanced this system with an EXPRESS Cycle compatible with the Intuitive Surgical™ da Vinci™ Surgical Endoscope and a DUO Cycle validated for flexible scopes and cameras.

3.    ALLClear™ Technology (2016-2017): Our software upgrade reduced cycle cancellations, improved connectivity to the ASP ACCESS™ Data Station, and provided on-screen guides for better compliance.


ASP History Timeline


Customer success inspires our innovation

We believe our most important breakthroughs are the ones that help our customers succeed. We break down barriers and forge new paths to world-changing innovations to move them forward.

We build extraordinary teams for extraordinary results

We are more together, and we all have something unique to offer. We come together to solve problems no one could solve alone. We are fully committed to a strong and inclusive culture.

Kaizen is our way of life

We believe the next time can always be better. Our commitment to kaizen - continuous improvement - inspires us to keep growing and learning.

We compete for shareholders

We are a force for good. We believe that prioritizing trust, sustainability, and positive impact creates long-term value for all of our stakeholders - our shareholders, our employees, our customers, and our communities.

Patient protection above all

And it goes with our mission of ‘Protecting patients during their most critical moments.’™

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At Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), we take our responsibility toward the environment seriously. Aligned with the vision set by our parent company, Fortive Corporation, we are firmly committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% from 2019 levels by 2029. Our unwavering dedication to environmental sustainability drives our actions. 

Key Initiatives: 

1. Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP): We’ve meticulously crafted a comprehensive CRP that outlines strategic initiatives to progressively cut emissions. This plan provides a clear roadmap for achieving our ambitious goals. 

2. Current Carbon Footprint: ASP’s CRP offers insights into our current carbon footprint. By understanding where we stand, we can make informed decisions to minimize our impact. 

3. Proactive Approach: Our commitment goes beyond words. We actively implement measures to combat climate change, demonstrating our determination to create a greener future. 


For more detailed information, feel free to explore the complete CRP document here.

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ASP is proud to be a Fortive operating company. 
At its root, Fortive means STRENGTH - strength in numbers, strength in skills and perspectives, strength in our shared conviction to make an impact. 
Fortive is a global team, 19,000 strong, energized by a powerful purpose as we create essential technology that helps the world move forward. Though we're spread around the globe, we're united by a powerful continuous improvement mindset. 

At Fortive, anything is possible. 



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