High-quality technical servicing of sterilizers is critical for efficient and effective medical device sterilization.1Inadequate maintenance of medical devices and sterilizers can result in:

Increased Risk to Safety

Poorly maintained and serviced sterilizers may pose a risk to patients and staff by jeopardising effective sterilization and increasing the risk of exposure to harmful sterilant emissions, respectively.1-3

Disruption to Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD) Workflow

Excessive downtime in the CSSD caused by inadequate maintenance of low-temperature sterilizers can severely disrupt sterilization workflow, and can ultimately lead to delayed and cancelled procedures.1, 3, 4

Increased Costs

Insufficient maintenance can reduce the lifetime of sterilizers and increase the need for larger, more expensive repairs, resulting in increased cost and resource use.2, 4

Whilst maintenance of medical devices and sterilizers by a non-authorised third party may provide a perception of proper maintenance, the potential lack of expertise means that such technical support poses similar risks to a complete lack of maintenance, as well as causing additional problems, such as the voiding of a system’s warranty.1

The ASP™ Technical Service Value Proposition provides a high-quality solution to sterilizer maintenance and servicing, offering industry expertise and a rigorous maintenance process whilst causing minimal disruption to productivity.1 This maintenance is critical to ensuring effective and efficient sterilization, which in turn helps to promote patient safety and mitigate the risk of health-care associated infections.1, 5, 6


  1. Advanced Sterilization Products. STERRAD™ Superiority Factsheet Volume 5 - Mastering Technical Service. AD-210077-01.

  2. World Health Organisation. Medical equipment maintenance programme overview. 1986.

  3. Advanced Sterilization Products. STERRAD™ 100NX System with ALLClear™ Technology User Guide. A11150401-50.

  4. World Health Organisation. How to Organize a System of Healthcare Technology Management Guide. 2005

  5. Rutala WA, Gergen MF, Sickbert-Bennett EE, et al. Comparative evaluation of the microbicidal activity of low-temperature sterilization technologies to steam sterilization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020;41:391-395.

  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities. Low-Temperature Sterilization Technologies. 2008.



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