While we consider products fresh off the production line to be sterile, they can in fact come into contact with many contaminants. A number of proper disinfection steps must be followed to ensure the end product is safe to use. One such step that is particularly critical in the medical device industry is bioburden testing. Below is a brief overview of what this assessment entails and why it is an important part of the sterilization process.
This infographic was created by Technical Safety Services, provider of cleanroom testing and certification