STERIS Laboratories is pleased to announce that our new MALDI-ToF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization with Time of Flight) system has been fully validated at our Tullamore, Ireland facility and is now available for Customers who make use of this laboratory.

This investment has been undertaken in response to regulatory changes which require Customers to perform identification (ID) testing of micro-organisms.

As outlined in ISO 11137, both the number and type of micro-organisms must be identified during sterilization validation, whilst the presumptive ID test is not considered valid under ISO 17025 or GMP.

This service will shortly be extended to Customers of our other STERIS Laboratories in Europe, and testing will be handled through the local operational teams.

If you are interested in learning more about our MALDI-ToF, or any other laboratory testing services then please contact us at