MENTOR, OHIO – June 1, 2017– STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) ("STERIS" or the "Company") announces the addition of the Reliance 980PG Pharmaceutical Grade Washer, an advanced high-performance system, to its line of pharmaceutical-grade washing systems. Now available for order, this new washer is designed to help STERIS pharmaceutical customers better address their specific automated washing needs. 

The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is under pressure more than ever before to improve their processes and cost effectiveness. They require equipment that can help shorten validation time, comply with standards and guidelines, and reduce the total cost of ownership. 

“Our new STERIS washing solution offers several innovative features that are designed to provide an even higher level of assurance of consistent cleaning results,” comments Olivier Van Houtte, Product Manager for STERIS Life Sciences. “For example, the rotation of the chamber’s spray arms can be monitored to ensure that the spray coverage of all the items in the load is constant and complete.” 

The new Reliance 980PG system complies with the ASME BPE (Bio Processing Equipment) standard, which relates to the requirements applicable to system design for bioprocessing, pharmaceutical and personal care product industries. The “Electronic Data Security” Options allow users to configure a comprehensive, yet cost effective system to manage vital electronic data and comply with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and European Annex 11 requirements. 
Customers can contact their local STERIS Capital Equipment Solutions Representatives for more information or to order.

For more information about this and other STERIS Laboratory technologies, please visit and select the “Research and Laboratory” market application. 

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