Course overview

Ethylene Oxide

Ethylene oxide (often referred to as EO or EtO) is a widely used low-temperature gaseous process used to sterilize a variety of healthcare products, such as single-use medical devices. As regulatory requirements become increasingly complex, this course will help you navigate them with ease. This 16-hour interactive training is like no other, offering you the chance to gain theoretical knowledge, as well as applying your new-found skills in a practical manner. You can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the guiding principles and processes around EO Sterilization, including process definition, adoption and optimization.

This practical course is delivered virtually using Zoom and is fully interactive, offering you the chance to take part in group activities, participate in polls and download course materials.


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16 Hours


1pm - 5pm



Course Information

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Course Syllabus 
What's Included
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Group booking discounts are available as followed:

• 3 – 5 attendees receive 15% discount
• 6 or more attendees receive 20% discount

Email our team at and one of the team will provide you with your unique discount code or invoice. 

More than 8 attendees?

If there are more than 8 people from your organization that would like to take this course, consider arranging an in-house training. The price can often work out cheaper, and the course can be customized to your exact needs.

What Is Included?

▪    Direct, live access to an expert trainer
▪    Access to the Meddev Solutions Training Portal
▪    Access to the training recordings for 3 months
▪    Fully Interactive Course - Polls, quizzes and breakout sessions 
▪    Downloadable Resources 
▪    CoE Accredited Certificate of Completion
▪    Knowledge Checks
▪    Full Tutor Support 

Course Agenda

This training course is broken down into topics to enhance clarity and facilitate learning. Here's what you can expect:

Day 1:                                                     
- Introductory microbiology for sterilization
- Bioburden determination
- Bioburden exercise
- Bioburden exercise feedback

Day 2:                                
- Microbial inactivation
- Biological indicators
- Introduction to EN ISO 11135
- Background to ethylene oxide sterilization
- Q&A

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the principles and practical application of ethylene oxide sterilization
  • Be familiar with the structure and requirements of the international standard EN ISO 11135: Sterilization of health-care products — Ethylene oxide — Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices

Who Should Attend? 

This course is recommended for those in the medical device industry who are interested in ethylene oxide sterilization. This includes:
  • Microbiologists and sterilization professionals
  • Quality Management System (QMS) specialists
  • Regulatory Compliance specialists
  • Internal Auditors
  • Regulatory and Quality professionals

Technology Requirements

Operating system
Windows requirements: Windows 7 or later
Mac requirements: Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later
Linux requirements: 64-bit, Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+,openSUSE 13.3+ or Fedora Linux 24+

Windows requirements: Intel Pentium 4 or later
Mac requirements: Intel
Linux requirements: Intel Pentium 4 or later

Internet connection


We use Zoom for our virtual classes. You can test your connectivity and ability to use Zoom at

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Meet your instructor

Richard Young

Regulatory Consultant & Trainer 

Richard has 30 years’ experience with a variety of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics, ranging from surgical robotics and orthopaedic implants to cutting edge diagnostics systems drug delivery systems. He has direct experience in the development, manufacturing and distribution of all classes of devices, from small volume bespoke manufacturing through to high volume automation. His core skills can be broadly divided into four key areas: cGMP/ ISO13485 (Quality Assurance), GLP (Laboratory Testing), GCP (Clinical), and of course Regulatory Affairs. He has also worked with a wide range of materials and manufacturing technologies including sterilization, plastic moulding, ceramics, CNC machining, plasma coatings, packaging, extrusion and automated assembly. 

Richard has worked as a trainer and a consultant, sharing his vast knowledge on auditing, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Services and Market Access analyses. These services have been delivered to the pharmaceutical, medical device and in vitro diagnostic industries.
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on-demand webinar

How to Optimize Your Sterilization Process

Join our 1-hour webinar with expert Eamonn Hoxey as he addresses the key topics of how to optimize your sterilization process. If you are new to the sterilization process, this free webinar is the ideal place to learn key information that will help you in your professional journey.

You can expect to learn about the requirements for terminally sterilized medical devices, biological indicators, radiation sterilization and much more.

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Frequently asked questions

When will I receive the course confirmation details? 

Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course overview, login details, course agenda and payment receipts. You can begin your training immediately!

What is included in the course?

▪ Direct, live access to an expert trainer
▪ Access to the Meddev Solutions Training Portal
▪ Fully Interactive Course - Polls, quizzes and breakout sessions
▪ Downloadable Resources
▪ CoE Accredited Certificate of Completion
▪ Knowledge Checks
▪ Full Tutor Support 

Is this course live?

Yes! This course is completely live with a Centre of Excellence-approved industry expert. You can ask questions throughout the course as if you were in a real classroom. 

What time is this course?

We run this course from 1 pm - 5 pm GMT. If you can't make the live sessions, don't worry. We will record them, so you can catch up on anything you've missed!

Do I get a course certificate?

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion that can be used to demonstrate your knowledge to your employers and Notified Bodies. 

What payment methods do you accept?

The fastest and easiest way to pay would be to use your company credit card. If you cannot do that, and you require a PO, please email our team at 

Do you offer group booking discounts?

Absolutely! 3 – 5 attendees receive a 15% discount and 6 or more attendees receive a 20% discount. If there are more than 8 people from your organization that would like to take this course, consider arranging an in-house training. The price can often work out cheaper, and the course can be customized to your exact needs.

Can I transfer my place to another colleague?

Yes of course. If you can no longer attend the course, you can transfer your place at no additional cost.

What application do you use for the training?

We use Zoom for our virtual classes. You can test your connectivity and ability to use Zoom at
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