The idea of reprocessing/remanufacturing is simple: Single-use medical devices (SUDs) are treated as assets, not trash. Most SUDs cannot be used again; they must be thrown away or recycled. However, many SUDs can, with the right clinical and technical expertise, be remanufactured to perform at their original level for one or more additional uses.
Stryker is the medical device manufacturer that offers the most extensive and impactful reprocessing/remanufacturing program in North America.
Stryker is dedicated to developing the safest, most effective remanufacturing practices, so that hospitals can safely use reprocessed/remanufactured devices and live up to their responsibilities as environmentally friendly, patient care-focused institutions.
Today, Stryker’s remanufacturing operations are based on state-of-the-art clinical and technical practices, and its service and distribution system allow its partners to integrate reprocessing/remanufacturing seamlessly into their supply chain management systems.