Disposable Medical Instruments (DMI) provides customised packs of stainless steel medical instruments and consumables, designed to minimise waste and give customers a quality product at a competitive price.  As part of its commitment to supporting the NHS as it confronts ongoing budget restraints, DMI recently expanded its business with significant investment in an Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilising chamber, part of a new sterilisation, packing and distribution facility at its UK factory.

DMI’s new sterilising chamber offers much more flexibility than many other similar facilities, as it is able to handle smaller orders as well as large ones. This means customers can order customised packs, choosing exactly what they want from the company’s wide range of disposable medical instruments, rather than having to order standard packs containing some products that may simply go to waste.  With DMI, customers can be sure of getting just what they need, when they need it. The fact that everything can now be provided in-house also means DMI can control consistency and quality at all stages of the process.

EtO sterilisation is ideal for disposable products because it safely sterilises medical and pharmaceutical devices that cannot support conventional high temperature steam sterilisation, such as those that incorporate electronic components, plastic packaging or plastic containers.  It works at a low temperature but with high efficiency, destroying microorganisms, including resistant spores.  Its flexibility means it is ideal for sterilising the combinations of medical devices, metals, plastics, gauzes and swabs that make up DMI’s bespoke medical procedure kits.