Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
The Laboratory Animal Care Unit has an ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization unit in
the Nash animal surgical facility. This unit offers the most gentle 100% EtO sterilization
cycle on the market: room temperature sterilization (minimum 68o F), no steam injection,
no deep vacuum, and only 17.5 grams of gas.
EtO sterilization is ideal for delicate and sensitive medical equipment that cannot withstand standard autoclaving conditions. Both a 12 and 24-hour exposure time is available, depending upon the type of material being sterilized.
Fees: $30.00 per cycle (UT) $39.00 (non-UT)
David Hamilton, D.V.M.
Director, Laboratory Animal Care Unit
956 Court, Room B106
Memphis, TN 38163