Sopheak Srun, MPH, SM(NRCM), CISS-EO, CISS-RAD was recently appointed as Co-Chair to the AAMI Microbiological Methods working group. Sopheak, QTS Principal Sterilization Specialist, will be contributing to new and existing ISO standards to be upheld internationally.
A few significant standards that this particular working group is responsible for include the following:
• ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11737-1:2018 (Sterilization of health care products – Microbiological methods – Part 1: Determination of a population of microorganisms on products)
• ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11737-2:2019 (Sterilization of health care products – Microbiological methods – Part 2: Tests of sterility performed in the definition, validation and maintenance of a sterilization process)
• ANSI/AAMI ST72:2019 (Bacterial endotoxins – Test methods, routine monitoring, and alternatives to batch testing)
The AAMI working group co-chairs also typically serve as U.S. delegates to the ISO meetings for the corresponding ISO working group (ISO/TC 198/WG 8 – Microbiological Methods).