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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

New Disinfection and Sterilization Methods

William A. RutalaComments to Author  and David J. Weber
Author affiliations: University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System; UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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Table 6

Comparative evaluation of sporicidal activity of new low-temperature sterilization technologies (21,22)

Units positive/units tested
Sterilization method
LTU,a 3 mm
LTU, 2 mm
LTU, 1 mm
SL,b 3 mm
EO-HCFC 0/50 0/40 0/40 0/50
Sterrad 100S 0/50 0/40 0/40 0/40
Sterrad 50 0/30 0/30 0/30 0/30
Sterrad 100 2/40 3/40 37/50 0/40

aLTU = lumen test unit.
BSL = straight lumen.

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