Q : What is the difference between EtO Sterilizer and Plasma sterilizer in terms of Low Temperature Sterilizer?
A : 1. EtO is toxic for both the operators and the patients. In addition, it is hazardous for environment. From this reason, the installation of EtO sterilizer needs high cost and also extreme precaution has to be taken for environmental safety.
2. Hydrogen peroxide plasma sterilizer does not have a toxic characteristics unlike EtO. But, there are also some limitation; materials that can absorb hydrogen peroxide should not be sterilized by plasma sterilizer. Any wet medical devices and instruments may easily result in cancellation or error of the sterilization process by plasma sterilizer.