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Tip of the week: Steris SS1 customers should note new rebate program

Hospital Safety Insider, April 20, 2010

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As we first mentioned on our Hospital Safety Twitter account earlier this week, Steris Corp. of Mentor, OH, has announced an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will set up a transition and rebate plan for users of the Steris System 1 (SS1) processor.

The SS1 is a popular sterilizing device used by thousands of hospitals and clinics in the United States. The FDA said Steris modified the SS1 and the agency hasn’t approved the modifications yet, a stance that Steris takes issue with.
 
The FDA recommended that facilities transition away from the SS1, and Steris’ announcement is a step in that direction.
 
The transition includes Steris’ continued support of SS1 customers, including parts and service, through August 2, 2011, according to the company.
 
Also, Steris is offering a rebate program that gives customers who purchased the SS1 directly from Steris or who are current SS1 users the option of either a pro-rated cash rebate or a trade-in allowance toward the purchase of new Steris equipment.
 
Steris recently announced a new alternative to the SS1 called the Steris System 1E.
 
Click here for full details about the transition and rebate announcement.



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