International Experts Gather in Galway to Advance Standards in Healthcare Product Sterilization

International delegates gather in Galway this week during their week of discussions on the topic on sterilization of healthcare products as part of an NSAI-hosted plenary meeting of ISO Technical Committee 198.

Last week the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) hosted international experts at an ISO Technical Committee Plenary event to further the development of standards in the sterilization of healthcare products.

This event took place across the week at Atlantic Technological University’s Galway City Campus.

Standards play a key role in the quality assurance and sterility assurance processes in the area of Medical Technology (MedTech).

Galway is home to a wide variety of companies in the area of MedTech, including multinationals and SMEs.

This contributes to Ireland’s MedTech sector which includes more than 300 companies, employing over 40,000 people.

Speaking about the plenary event, NSAI CEO, Geraldine Larkin commented, “These plenary events afford key opportunities to standards experts to come together to ensure that areas such as the sterilization of healthcare products are continuously evolving to meet the cutting edge of developments in the area.”

“Plenary events such as these bring together global experts to ensure that innovation and regulation continue to work together to bring about best practice in key areas such as medical technology and healthcare.”