Sterilization of health care products — Radiation — Substantiation of selected sterilization dose: Method VDmaxSD
NOTE 1 Selection and substantiation of the sterilization dose is used to meet the requirements for establishing the sterilization dose within process definition in ISO 11137-1.
This document does not apply to other sterilization doses than the substantiation of a selected sterilization dose of 17,5 kGy, 20 kGy, 22,5 kGy, 27,5 kGy, 30 kGy, 32,5 kGy or 35 kGy. The method is not used for the substantiation of a selected sterilization dose if the average bioburden of the entire product item exceeds the limit specified for the selected sterilization dose (see Table 3).
NOTE 2 The methods for substantiation of selected sterilization doses of 25 kGy and 15 kGy are not included in this document. They are described in ISO 11137-2.
If the decision is made to use this method of sterilization dose establishment, the method is intended to be followed in accordance with the requirements (shall) and guidance (should) stipulated herein.