Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has launched a new line of surgical instrument sterilization containers, which can be used for low-temperature sterilization processes.

Genesis low temperature rigid sterilization container system is said to validate for newer low-temperature sterilization processes and systems, including the V-Pro low temperature sterilization systems, Steris and Sterad systems and advanced sterilization products (ASP).

The new containers include visually differentiated set of orange components to rapidly and easily differentiate them from Genesis containers indented for other sterilization processes.

Genesis containers are available in different sizes to help organize and secure instruments prior to surgery.

According to the company, the containers offer long-lasting protection and sterility maintenance for surgical instrumentation.

BD infection prevention, V. Mueller and interventional specialties general manager and worldwide vice president Jim Leitl said: "Our new containers have the same trusted functionality that our customers in the sterile processing department have come to expect, but they have been validated for today’s latest low-temperature processes."

"We will continue to extend our leadership in sterilization containers and surgical instrumentation through innovations that positively impact both clinical and financial outcomes."

The company will exhibit the containers at the IAHCSMM annual conference and expo in San Antonio, which will be held from 24 to 27 April.