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Fort Defiance Industries introduces P2131 Field Sterilizer to European Market

LOUDON, TN – Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) showcased its latest model P2131 Steam Sterilizer at the 5th International Congress on Emergency, Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 (DiMiMED) held Nov. 14–15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Attracting more than 250 expert military and public health professionals from the armed forces and organizations of 35 EU and non-EU countries, DiMiMED is the principal European event for in-field medical equipment providers. FDI is an ISO 13485:2016 registered medical device manufacturing company that provides ruggedized medical equipment for use in military field hospitals, disaster relief hospitals, and remote area medical clinics.

  P2131 field sterilizer
  The P2131 Automated Field Steam Sterilizer is the only FDA-cleared pre-vacuum steam sterilizer designed specifically for austere environments. This ruggedized medical autoclave can sterilize 36 lb of surgical instruments per load and process 100 loads with only 10 gallons of water Image courtesy of Fort Defiance Industries.

The FDA-cleared P2131 Automated Field Steam Sterilizer brings the most up-to-date steam sterilization technology to the austere environment of field hospitals. This autoclave combines the safety and efficacy of microprocessor controlled pre-vacuum 270 degrees F cycles with the ruggedness, portability, and reliability required for a variety of harsh environments. Whether the ambient conditions are 40 F at 8,000 feet altitude or 130 F at sea level, the P2131 sterilizer was designed and rigorously tested to ensure consistent, dependable operation in a variety of extreme conditions.

The P2131 can process up to 100 loads using only 10 gallons of potable water, conserving this valuable resource that is often scarce in remote locations. The P2131 also features automated cycles, an easy to set-up and use design, and a host of safety features, making it the clear choice for steam sterilization in a field environment.

According to FDI’s CEO Chris Yerger, “Our P2131 sterilizer was thoroughly tested by the U.S. Military prior to being selected as their future workhorse. We are very excited to attend DiMiMED to showcase to the rest of the world how we have brought modern hospital steam sterilization technology to remote field applications in a reliable, ruggedized and transportable package.”

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Published November 17, 2017

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