This document provides guidance for the application of the requirements contained in ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2. It does not add to, or otherwise change, the requirements of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2. This is an informative document, not normative. It does not include requirements to be used as basis of regulatory inspection or certification assessment activities. The guidance can be used to better understand the requirements of ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2 and illustrates the variety of methods and approaches available for meeting the requirements of those International Standards. It is not required that this document be used to demonstrate conformity with them. Guidance is given for evaluation, selection and use of packaging materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. Guidance on validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes is also given. This document provides information for both healthcare facilities and the medical devices industry for terminally sterilized medical devices. This document does not provide guidance for applications of packaging materials and systems after their opening. In the use of packaging for other purposes such as a “sterile field” or transport of contaminated items, other regulatory standards will apply.

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This document specifies requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use. It is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and to wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized. It does not cover all requirements for sterile barrier systems and packaging systems for medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements can be necessary for drug/device combinations. It does not describe a quality assurance system for control of all stages of manufacture. It does not apply to packaging materials and/or systems used to contain a contaminated medical device during transportation of the item to the site of reprocessing or disposal.

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This document specifies requirements for thedevelopment and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that areterminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing and assembly ofpreformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packagingsystems. It is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and towherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized. It does not cover allrequirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically.Additional requirements can be necessary for drug/device combinations   .

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This document specifies requirements for the development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems.
It is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and to wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized.
It does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements can be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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This document specifies requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use.
It is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and to wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized.
It does not cover all requirements for sterile barrier systems and packaging systems for medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements can be necessary for drug/device combinations.
It does not describe a quality assurance system for control of all stages of manufacture.
It does not apply to packaging materials and/or systems used to contain a contaminated medical device during transportation of the item to the site of reprocessing or disposal.

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This document specifies the characteristics of sterile and ready for filling empty glass cartridges for injectable preparations, including the minimum requirements of materials, packaging systems and analytical test methods.

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This document specifies the characteristics of sterile and ready for filling empty glass vials for injectable preparations, including the minimum requirements of materials, packaging systems and analytical test methods.

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This document specifies test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated nonwoven materials of
polyolefines, manufactured from nonwovens complying with EN 868-9 used for sterile barrier systems
and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical
devices to the point of use.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607-1 and EN ISO 11607-2 this part of
EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this
document.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for sealable pouches and reels manufactured from porous materials complying with either EN 868 part 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 or 10 and plastic film complying with Clause 4 used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
NOTE 1 The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user. This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.5 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
NOTE 2 When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This document specifies test methods and values for uncoated nonwoven materials of polyolefines used
for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of
terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607-1 and EN ISO 11607-2 this part of
EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this
document.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for re-usable containers used as sterile barrier systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. These containers are intended to be used in steam sterilizers conforming to EN 285.
NOTE 1 The need for a packaging material inside the container is determined by the manufactures and users.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add nor modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.5 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2 When it is intended to use the containers in a steam sterilizer not conforming to EN 285 the sterilization performance of the container in the specific sterilization cycle to be used is validated by the user. Other attributes of the container are also reviewed for compatibility with the sterilizer cycle e.g. operating temperature.
NOTE 3 When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This document specifies requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use. It is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and to wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized. It does not cover all requirements for sterile barrier systems and packaging systems for medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements can be necessary for drug/device combinations. It does not describe a quality assurance system for control of all stages of manufacture. It does not apply to packaging materials and/or systems used to contain a contaminated medical device during transportation of the item to the site of reprocessing or disposal.

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This document specifies requirements for the development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. It is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and to wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized. It does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements can be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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This document specifies test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated nonwoven materials of polyolefines, manufactured from nonwovens complying with FprEN 868 9 used for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607 1 and EN ISO 11607 2 this part of EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this European Standard.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This document specifies test methods and values for uncoated nonwoven materials of polyolefines used for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607 1 and EN ISO 11607 2 this part of EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this European Standard.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This document specifies test methods and values for sealable pouches and reels manufactured from porous materials complying with either EN 868 part 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 or 10 and plastic film complying with Clause 4. These sealable pouches and reels are used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607 1 and EN ISO 11607 2 this part of EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this document.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This document specifies test methods and values for re-usable containers used as sterile barrier systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. These containers are intended to be used in steam sterilizers conforming to EN 285.
NOTE 1   The need for a packaging material inside the container is determined by the manufacturers and users.
Other than the general requirements as specified in EN ISO 11607 1 and EN ISO 11607 2 this part of EN 868 specifies materials, test methods and values that are specific to the products covered by this document.
NOTE 2   When it is intended to use the containers in a steam sterilizer not conforming to EN 285 the sterilization performance of the container in the specific sterilization cycle to be used is validated by the user. Other attributes of the container are also reviewed for compatibility with the sterilizer cycle, e.g. operating temperature.
NOTE 3   The use of additional materials and/or accessories inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) is not covered in this part of EN 868. However, other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials and/or accessories during validation activities, can apply.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper bags manufactured from paper specified in EN 868-3, used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.6 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper used in the manufacture of preformed sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
Paper specified in this part of the series EN 868 is intended for use in part or complete manufacture of pouches and form and fill packs and lidding material for packs.
NOTE 1   The paper specified in this part of the EN 868 series is suitable for the manufacture of sterile barrier systems to be used in ethylene oxide, irradiation or low temperature steam formaldehyde sterilization processes and to produce coated paper according to EN 868-7.
NOTE 2   Paper according to EN 868-3 can also be used for these sterilization processes.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filters, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated paper manufactured from paper complying with EN 868-6, used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. The materials specified in this part are intended to be used for ethylene oxide or irradiation sterilization.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper, used in the manufacture of paper bags (specified in EN 868-4) and in the manufacture of pouches and reels (specified in EN 868-5) used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
NOTE   Applicable sterilization methods are specified by the manufacturer.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for materials for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in 4.2.2.1 to 4.2.2.3 of this part of EN 868 are intended for single use, the materials specified in 4.2.2.4 are intended for reuse.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated paper manufactured from paper complying with EN 868-6, used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. The materials specified in this part are intended to be used for ethylene oxide or irradiation sterilization.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper, used in the manufacture of paper bags (specified in EN 868-4) and in the manufacture of pouches and reels (specified in EN 868-5) used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
NOTE   Applicable sterilization methods are specified by the manufacturer.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for materials for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in 4.2.2.1 to 4.2.2.3 of this part of EN 868 are intended for single use, the materials specified in 4.2.2.4 are intended for reuse.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper bags manufactured from paper specified in EN 868-3, used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.6 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This draft European Standard provides test methods and values for paper used in the manufacture of preformed sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
Paper specified in this part of the series EN 868 is intended for use in part or complete manufacture of pouches and form and fill packs and lidding material for packs.
NOTE 1   The paper specified in this part of the EN 868 series is suitable for the manufacture of sterile barrier systems to be used in ethylene oxide, irradiation or low temperature steam formaldehyde sterilization processes and to produce coated paper according to EN 868-7.
NOTE 2   Paper according to EN 868-3 can also be used for these sterilization processes.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filters, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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CEN ISO/TS 16775 provides guidance for the application of the requirements contained in ISO 11607-1 and ISO 11607-2. It does not add to, or otherwise change, the requirements of ISO 11607-1 and/or ISO 11607-2. This is an informative document, not normative. It does not include requirements to be used as basis of regulatory inspection or certification assessment activities. The guidance can be used to better understand the requirements of ISO 11607-1 and/or ISO 11607-2 and illustrates some of the variety of methods and approaches available for meeting the requirements of those International Standards. It is not required that this document be used to demonstrate compliance with them. Guidelines are given for evaluation, selection and use of packaging materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. Guidance on validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes is also given. This Technical Specification provides information for health care facilities (see Clause 3) and for the medical devices industry (see Clause 4). It does not provide guidance for applications of packaging materials and systems after their opening. In the use of packaging for other purposes such as a “sterile field” or transport of contaminated items, other regulatory standards will apply.

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ISO/TS 16775:2014 provides guidance for the application of the requirements contained in ISO 11607‑1 and ISO 11607‑2. It does not add to, or otherwise change, the requirements of ISO 11607‑1 and/or ISO 11607‑2. It is an informative document, not normative, and does not include requirements to be used as basis of regulatory inspection or certification assessment activities.
The guidance can be used to better understand the requirements of ISO 11607‑1 and/or ISO 11607‑2 and illustrates some of the variety of methods and approaches available for meeting the requirements of those International Standards. It is not required to be used to demonstrate compliance with them.
Guidelines are given for evaluation, selection and use of packaging materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. Guidance on validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes is also given.
ISO/TS 16775:2014 provides information for health care facilities and for the medical devices industry. It does not provide guidance for applications of packaging materials and systems after their opening. In the use of packaging for other purposes such as a "sterile field" or transport of contaminated items, other regulatory standards will apply.

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ISO 11607-2:2006 specifies the requirements for development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing, and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems.
ISO 11607-2:2006 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized.
ISO 11607-2:2006 does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements may also be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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ISO 11607-1:2006 specifies the requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use.
ISO 11607-1:2006 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized.
ISO 11607-1:2006 does not cover all requirements for sterile barrier systems and packaging systems for medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements might also be necessary for drug/device combinations.
ISO 11607-1:2006 does not describe a quality assurance system for control of all stages of manufacture.

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ISO 11607-1:2006 specifies the requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use.
ISO 11607-1:2006 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized.
ISO 11607-1:2006 does not cover all requirements for sterile barrier systems and packaging systems for medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements might also be necessary for drug/device combinations.
ISO 11607-1:2006 does not describe a quality assurance system for control of all stages of manufacture.

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ISO 11607-2:2006 specifies the requirements for development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing, and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems.
ISO 11607-2:2006 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized.
ISO 11607-2:2006 does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements may also be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for sealable pouches and reels manufactured from porous materials complying with either EN 868 part 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 or 10 and plastic film complying with Clause 4 used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
NOTE 1   The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.5 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
NOTE 2   When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated nonwoven materials of polyolefines, manufactured from nonwovens complying with EN 868-9 used for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
NOTE 1   The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add nor modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2   When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for uncoated nonwoven materials of polyolefines used for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
NOTE 1   The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2   When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for re-usable containers used as sterile barrier systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. These containers are intended to be used in steam sterilizers conforming to EN 285.
NOTE 1   The need for a packaging material inside the container is determined by the manufactures and users.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add nor modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.5 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2   When it is intended to use the containers in a steam sterilizer not conforming to EN 285 the sterilization per-formance of the container in the specific sterilization cycle to be used is validated by the user. Other attributes of the container are also reviewed for compatibility with the sterilizer cycle e.g. operating temperature.
NOTE 3   When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for re-usable containers used as sterile barrier systems
that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. These
containers are intended to be used in steam sterilizers conforming to EN 285.
NOTE 1 The need for a packaging material inside the container is determined by the manufactures and users.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the
products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add nor modify the general requirements specified in
EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.5 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more
but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2 When it is intended to use the containers in a steam sterilizer not conforming to EN 285 the sterilization performance
of the container in the specific sterilization cycle to be used is validated by the user. Other attributes of the
container are also reviewed for compatibility with the sterilizer cycle e.g. operating temperature.
NOTE 3 When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying
or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray
liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the
acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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polyolefines, manufactured from nonwovens complying with EN 868-9 used for sterile barrier systems and/or
packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of
use.
NOTE 1 The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the
products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add nor modify the general requirements specified in
EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more
but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2 When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying
or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray
liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the
acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for sealable pouches and reels manufactured from
porous materials complying with either EN 868 part 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 or 10 and plastic film complying with Clause 4
used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally
sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
NOTE 1 The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the
products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in
EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.5 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more
but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.
NOTE 2 When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying
or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray
liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the
acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.

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for sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally
sterilized medical devices to the point of use.
NOTE 1 The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the
products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in
EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more
but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2 When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying
or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray
liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the
acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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This part of ISO 11607 specifies the requirements for development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing, and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. This part of ISO 11607 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized. This part of ISO 11607 does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements may also be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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This part of ISO 11607 specifies the requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use.

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This part of ISO 11607 specifies the requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use. This part of ISO 11607 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized.

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This part of ISO 11607 specifies the requirements for development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing, and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems. This part of ISO 11607 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized. This part of ISO 11607 does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements may also be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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This part of ISO 11607 specifies the requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use.

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2013-10-08 GVN: Draft for // vote received in ISO/CS (see notification of 2013-10-08 in dataservice).
2013-01-09 EMA: Draft for // ENQ received in ISO/CS (see notification of 2013-01-08 in dataservice).
2012-02-14 EMA: WI allocated to WG 4 as per TC secretary request.

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ISO 11607-1:2006 specifies the requirements and test methods for materials, preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices until the point of use.
ISO 11607-1:2006 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are placed in sterile barrier systems and sterilized.
ISO 11607-1:2006 does not cover all requirements for sterile barrier systems and packaging systems for medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements might also be necessary for drug/device combinations.
ISO 11607-1:2006 does not describe a quality assurance system for control of all stages of manufacture.

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ISO 11607-2:2006 specifies the requirements for development and validation of processes for packaging medical devices that are terminally sterilized. These processes include forming, sealing, and assembly of preformed sterile barrier systems, sterile barrier systems and packaging systems.
ISO 11607-2:2006 is applicable to industry, to health care facilities, and wherever medical devices are packaged and sterilized.
ISO 11607-2:2006 does not cover all requirements for packaging medical devices that are manufactured aseptically. Additional requirements may also be necessary for drug/device combinations.

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This part of EN 868 provides test methods and values for sealable adhesive coated paper manufactured from paper complying with EN 868 6, used as sterile barrier systems and/or packaging systems that are intended to maintain sterility of terminally sterilized medical devices to the point of use. The materials specified in this part are intended to be used for ethylene oxide or irradiation sterilization.
NOTE 1   The need for a protective packaging may be determined by the manufacturer and the user.
This part of EN 868 only introduces performance requirements and test methods that are specific to the products covered by this part of EN 868 but does not add or modify the general requirements specified in EN ISO 11607-1.
As such, the particular requirements in 4.2 to 4.3 can be used to demonstrate compliance with one or more but not all of the requirements of EN ISO 11607-1.
NOTE 2   When additional materials are used inside the sterile barrier system in order to ease the organization, drying or aseptic presentation (e.g. inner wrap, container filter, indicators, packing lists, mats, instrument organizer sets, tray liners or an additional envelope around the medical device) then other requirements, including the determination of the acceptability of these materials during validation activities, may apply.
The materials specified in this part of EN 868 are intended for single use only.

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