Although we consider products fresh off the production line to be sterile, they can in fact come into contact with many contaminants. In order for the end product to be safe to use, a number of proper disinfection steps must be followed. One such step of particular importance in the medical device industry is bioburden testing. Below is a brief overview of what this assessment covers and why it is an important part of the sterilization process.
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