For more than 20 years, Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent) has been the leading provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services in North America. Throughout the years, we have concentrated on delivering services that exceed the demands of our hospital and surgery center partners. Using feedback from our partners as a foundation, we have designed reprocessing programs that offer maximum savings while maintaining the highest level of quality and safety. Our programs' simplicity along with our outstanding customer service, ensure facility-wide acceptance, optimal program compliance and maximum supply chain savings. Stryker provides user-friendly device collection solutions for all areas of the hospital or surgery center. Collected devices are safely transported to Stryker where they are:
- Cleaned and decontaminated according to item-specific protocols
- Returned to original specifications and as dictated by rigid FDA requirements
- 100% of devices are functionally tested to ensure like-new performance
- Repackaged according to industry standards
- Sterilized by environmentally friendly systems
Stryker has developed excellent methods and controls to ensure our devices are as save and effective following reprocessing/remanufacturing as they were as original devices. Stryker's methods are developed in accordance with stringent FDA requirements, which are subject to review by the agency. Over the years, the actions of U.S. Congress, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the U.S. Government Accountability office surrounding reprocessed devices have meant that Stryker worked under tight scrutiny and delivers some of the highest quality and safety standards available today in the medical device industry. Single-use device reprocessing/remanufacturing has been thoroughly investigated and continues to make the same conclusion: selected single-use devices can be safely and effectively reprocessed and pose no threat to patients or clinicians.