This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-Z11135-2, Sterilization of health care products - Ethylene oxide - Part 2: Guidance on the application of ISO 11135-1, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Specification 11135-2 (first edition, 2008-08-01).
This Technical Specification provides guidance for the requirements in ISO 11135-1:2007. It does not repeat the requirements and is not intended to be used in isolation. The exclusions in ISO 11135-1 apply also to this Technical Specification. For ease of reference, the clause numbering in this Technical Specification corresponds to that in ISO 11135-1:2007. Further guidance for the requirements given in ISO 11135-1 is also included in Annex C of ISO 11135-1:2007 and should be used in conjunction with this Technical Specification. This guidance document is intended for people who have a basic knowledge of the principles of EO sterilization but may need help in determining how to best meet the requirements contained in ISO 11135-1. This document is not intended for people lacking a basic knowledge of the principles of EO sterilization.