Session Scope: Medical device reprocessing is an essential practice in healthcare delivery and is among the top 10 regulatory science priorities at FDA. Reprocessing is an integral part of infection control through critical reprocessing tasks like cleaning and disinfection/sterilization of medical devices to support reuse. Reprocessing is growing in complexity as more diverse
biomaterials are incorporated into complex medical device designs and packaging and newer reprocessing technologies are applied. This workshop will highlight newer reprocessing technologies and emphasize compatibility with biomaterials. It will address the impact of reprocessing technologies on medical product development and commercialization through stimulating feature presentations and a panel discussion by global leaders in medical technology and reprocessing industries. . .