In this study the research team compared heat-based steam sterilization to low-temperature sterilization (LTS) technologies, including:
- Ethylene oxide gas sterilization (ETO)
- Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma (HPGP)
- Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP)
Given the prevalence of HPGP and VHP sterilization technologies for low-temperature sterilization where material compatibility necessitates alternatives to steam sterilization, we find the results of this study remarkable.