In a head-to-head comparison of V-PRO vs. STERRAD, it's clear that V-PRO beats STERRAD with a one-two punch in both throughput and material compatibility. This winning combination allows your Sterile Processing Department (SPD) to process most instruments faster to optimize your workflow and productivity.
Throughput is a measurement of the productivity of a sterilizer, factored by cycle time and the volume of surgical instruments the system can process in an 8-hour shift. To determine which low temperature sterilizer is ideal for your facility’s required throughput, key considerations should include your inventory of devices and your turnover requirements (how fast do you need the devices). Use our infographic above to help understand how changes in weights, or cycle time, can affect your overall throughput.
Material compatibility is important, because the more materials that you can process in your low temperature sterilizer the more devices that may be validated for that system. A device’s Instructions for Use (IFU) will indicate compatible sterilization methods, such as vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) sterilization, and materials used in that medical device determine compatibility.
STERIS's V-PRO Low Temperature Sterilization Systems are the only* low temperature sterilization systems that are validated to sterilize up to 43 different materials, including:
Confirm your medical devices and accessories are compatible with V-PRO Low Temperature Sterilization Systems with STERIS’s Device Compatibility Matrix and follow all device IFUs for processing.
*When compared to STERRAD® Systems and Sterizone® VP4 Sterilizers, as of June 29, 2020.