Nova2200 and Nova8800 supercritical CO2 sterilization units are currently being utilized for the cleaning and sterilization of all types of allograft tissues including skin, ligament, tendon, and bone. NovaSterilis's SCCO2 sterilization process achieves a device industry standard of SAL6 for all allograft tissue processed in our system. The NovaSterilis process is a terminal sterilization process, meaning that the product is in two layers of gas-permeable sealed packaging ready for transportation.
Every year, doctors transplant over 1,000,000 allograft tissues. What is allograft? An allograft is a bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, amnion, or bone tendon combination or section of skin that is transplanted from one person to a different person. In most cases, with the exception of amniotic membrane, allograft tissue is obtained through the donation of the “Gift of Life” after a person's death. These tissues and organs provide life saving benefits to countless people every year. At NovaSterilis, we believe that the donation of these tissues is a selfless act, and that to honor the wishes of the donor it is imperative that the allograft tissue maintains all of its natural characteristics yet offers no risk of infection to the recipient.
Because of the gentle nature of the NovaSterilis process, tissue is rendered sterile, in final packaging, with little or no effect on the biologic or biomechanical properties of the allograft tissue. There is growing evidence that NovaSterilis SCCO2 sterilized grafts are the highest quality sterile graft available and they readily incorporate with less immune response. Please visit our publications page for a list of papers highlighting the benefits of NovaSterilis's SCCO2 sterilization.
SCCO2 possesses excellent solvent and cleaning capabilities. As a result, NovaSterilis has incorporated the use of non-toxic SCCO2 into the tissue cleaning process to extract embedded lipids and organic material, leaving tissue cleaner than tissues processed in many other cleaning processes. The result of the SCCO2 cleaning and sterilization treatment is an extremely clean, mechanically superior, sterile allograft tissue that surgeons prefer. Please contact us to explore incorporating SCCO2 into your allograft process.
If you are a patient who may need an allograft to surgically repair damaged tissue, please ask your physician if he has access to SCCO2 sterilized tissue. If you are a surgeon, and you do not have access to this amazing tissue, please ask your allograft supplier to call NovaSterilis for more information on integrating SCCO2 into their process.