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MENTOR, OHIO – November 9, 2022- STERIS announced today it has been named a recipient of the 2022 Pharma Innovation Awards from Pharma Manufacturing for its Purefit™ sterilization bags and covers.

Purefit sterilization bags and covers are designed to protect filling needles, stopper bowls and other items from contamination. STERIS collaborated with DuPont to develop a new grade of uncoated, flexible Tyvek® material optimized for pharmaceutical manufacturing steam sterilization. Purefit sterilization wrapping, constructed from this new grade of Tyvek® material, mitigates the risk of residue and provides quality assurance.

“We developed Purefit sterilization bags and covers to significantly reduce residue risk for pharmaceutical manufacturers when wrapping critical materials for autoclave steam sterilization,” said Elaine Sartain, Vice President, Global Marketing, STERIS Life Sciences Contamination Control Products. “We are delighted to receive a 2022 Pharma Innovation Award and are committed to providing manufacturers with innovative products and services to support contamination control.”

The Pharma Innovation Awards are presented annually to recognize new products and services that support the advancement of technology and equipment in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry by reducing contamination risk and increasing efficiency.

STERIS’s MISSION IS TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare and life science products and services around the globe. For more information, visit


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