STORZ expands its endorsement of STERRAD NX and 100NX sterilization systems

October 15, 2009
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Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc., announces that it is endorsing the STERRAD® NXTM and STERRAD 100NX
TM Systems (from Advanced Sterilization Products [ASP]*) as compatible sterilization methods for one of its advanced airway management systems, the C-MAC™ Video Laryngoscope. The endorsements follow completion of sterilization validation and device functionality studies performed by ASP. Testing was performed in accordance with recognized ANSI/AAMI/ISO standards and guidelines, as well as pertinent FDA requirements. The company previously announced the compatibility of the STERRAD NX and 100NX Systems for sterilization of KARL STORZ Flexible Fiberscopes, including all of the company’s Flexible Intubation Scopes.


The STERRAD NX and STERRAD 100NX Systems, which feature low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma technology, both provide a rapid sterilization method for moisture-sensitive instruments that helps Sterile Processing Departments ensure optimum availability of ready-to-use inventories of sterile instruments.

According to the announcement, the STORZ C-MAC Video Laryngoscope is the only product of its type that is endorsed as being compatible with the STERRAD NX/100NX Systems. For easier, more secure processing, KARL STORZ also offers sterilization trays specifically for this device to protect it during sterilization.

The C-MAC Video Laryngoscope has been designed for mobile use, with virtually no learning curve because of the stainless-steel standard blade shapes used. Built-in functions include quick and simple recording of still images and video sequences that can be saved to an SD memory card, making documentation easier. The distally mounted CMOS chip of the C-MAC provides at least an 80° field of view and a 60° angle of view for optimum visualization.

*Advanced Sterilization Products is a division of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.