We celebrated together on December 16, 2011 enjoying a great meal and especially our talented performers. We have posted pictures and videos on our Facebook and YouTube pages. You are invited to look at them.

As the year comes to the end we have much to be grateful for. We continue to grow and expand our services to now include sterilization of medical instruments and trays including training. There is a great need to support central services and Gibraltar is perfectly suited to meet this need with six large steam sterilizers and professional disinfectant/washer. We also provide training and certification in decontamination.

We also help manufacturers validate that their single use instruments or trays meet FDA guidelines such as: ANSI/AAMI ST79:201 & A1:2010 Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities, ANSI/AAMI ST81:2004/®2010 – Sterilization of medical devices – information to be provided by the manufacturer for the processing of resterilizable medical devices, AAMI TIR12:2010 – Designing, testing, and labeling reusable medical devices for reprocessing in health care facilities: A guide for medical device manufactures, ANSI/AAMI ST77:2006 – Containment devices for reusable medical device sterilization, AAMI TIR30:2011 – A compendium of processes, materials, test methods, and acceptance criteria for cleaning reusable medical devices, EN 868-8:2009 – Packaging materials for terminally sterilized medical devices Part 8: Re-usable sterilization containers for steam sterilizers conforming to EN 285 – Requirements and test methods. European Committee for Standardization, Brussels, Belgium.

Instruments and trays must not only be sterile but also must be dry as demonstrated under worst case conditions. Related to this we perform cleaning validations utilizing artificial soil and worst case conditions. This work is critical to support the the instructions for use. Our service includes both professional protocol and final report preparation.

As we enter our 42 year all of us  at GBL again wish to say thanks to all of you that have helped make us so successful for so many years! We are excited to continue to support your critical needs in the excellent and extraordinary manner that we are known for. We wish you all a very happy and healthy Holiday Season!

 

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