TSO3 has reported that Health Canada has approved the Sterizone 125L+ Sterilizer for sale in Canada.

The Sterizone 125L+ Sterilizer offers three new cycles in a single sterilizer and meets healthcare demands for speed and compatibility that previously required two or more sterilization systems. The device will be available through 3M Canada’s distribution in 2010.

The company said that it’s new low temperature sterilization system offers speed, high throughput, increased instrument compatibility, and cost effective sterilization, and is engineered to be safe and eco-friendly. The new cycles accommodate general surgical instruments, and short and long, rigid or flexible endoscopes including complex multi-channel devices.

R M Rumble, CEO of TSO3, said: “This market clearance in Canada is perfectly timed with our recently announced distribution agreement with 3M, a global leader in infection prevention. The partnership with 3M adds credibility and channel strength, and we are working with 3M Canada to capitalize on the opportunity.”

Melanie Rice, marketing supervisor of infection prevention solutions at 3M Canada, said: “Hospitals are actively looking for a complete low temperature solution and the Sterizone 125L+ Sterilizer meets those requirements. Based on calls received after announcing yesterday’s distribution agreement, 3M Canada looks forward to expanding its product offering with TSO3’s new sterilizer to better meet customer needs.”