ASP addresses contaminated medical devices reprocessing to prevent coronavirus spread

Feb. 11, 2020

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) released an interview with experts Ryan Lewis, M.D., Senior Director of Medical Affairs and Medical Safety, and Jeremy Yarwood, Vice President of Research and Development advising on medical device reprocessing to stop the spread of 2019-nCOV.

As suspected and confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV grow in China and around the world, healthcare professionals globally are reviewing their risk management programs to ensure readiness for a potentially serious, rapid contagion.

“Devices such as bronchoscopes, ENT flexible endoscopes and laryngoscopes are used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with advanced coronavirus infections,” remarked Ryan Lewis, M.D. “These devices are reusable and must be disinfected or sterilized between uses. A high number of patients needing advanced care for coronavirus could result in a single device being used multiple times a day.”

Yarwood gave details on how healthcare professionals process medical equipment that has been exposed to coronavirus in order to protect patients and staff, and noted how his company is working to help healthcare officials who are dealing with this contagion.  “ASP is actively working with regulators and healthcare providers across the world and specifically in China to provide products that can aid reducing or preventing the spread of infection.”

ASP has the announcement.