AMDR attended AAMI’s technical committee meetings in Long Beach this week.  Dan Vukelich, AMDR’s president, represented commercial reprocessors in standards committee meetings Tuesday dedicated to medical device cleaning.  The work group is developing a landmark standard for medical device cleaning which they hope to make public as early as next year.  As experts in medical device cleaning within the overall MedTech industry, AMDR members are proud to contribute to the committee and to elevate medical device cleaning and reprocessing standards.

“The forthcoming AAMI ST 98 on medical device cleaning will be a game changer not just for reprocessors, but all medical device manufacturers as they work to validate their medical device cleaning processes.  The work this AAMI committee is doing is advancing medical device cleaning and thus safety.  This is good news for patients, good news for healthcare providers and good news for the MedTech industry,” said AMDR President Dan Vukelich.

AMDR is the global trade association consisting of members of the commercial single-use device reprocessing and remanufacturing industry. AMDR represents regulated, commercial reprocessing, promotes reprocessing as an important healthcare strategy that helps hospitals and healthcare providers increase quality, reduce costs and improve patient care, and protects the interests of its members in regulation, legislation and standard-setting world-wide.

AMDR’s mission is to protect the trade interests of the global commercial reprocessing industry and promote reprocessing as a healthcare strategy that increases quality, reduces costs and improves patient care.

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of approximately 7,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology.

AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, educators, scientists, manufacturers, distributors, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology.