CSA ISO/TS 16775:23
Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices — Guidance on the application of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2 (Adopted ISO Technical Specification 16775:2021, second edition, 2021-11)
This is the second edition of CSA ISO/TS 16775, Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices — Guidance on the application of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Specification 16775 (second edition, 2021-11). It supersedes the previous edition, published in 2017 as CAN/CSA-ISO/TS 16775 (adopted ISO TS 16775:2014).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as “CSA ISO/TS 16775” throughout.
CSA Group acknowledges that the adoption of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of the governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, as administered by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH).
The ISO Technical Specification was reviewed for Canadian adoption by the CSA Technical Committee on Medical Device Reprocessing, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Health and Well-being, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document provides guidance for the application of the requirements contained in ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2. It does not add to, or otherwise change, the requirements of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2. This is an informative document, not normative. It does not include requirements to be used as basis of regulatory inspection or certification assessment activities.
The guidance can be used to better understand the requirements of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2 and illustrates the variety of methods and approaches available for meeting the requirements of those International Standards. It is not required that this document be used to demonstrate conformity with them.
Guidance is given for evaluation, selection and use of packaging materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. Guidance on validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes is also given.
This document provides information for both healthcare facilities and the medical devices industry for terminally sterilized medical devices.
This document does not provide guidance for applications of packaging materials and systems after their opening. In the use of packaging for other purposes such as a “sterile field” or transport of contaminated items, other regulatory standards will apply.