Oct 14, 2019
In Sterile Processing departments surrounded on all sides by stainless steel, color tends to jump out at us. Whether it's a green handle on an insertion device, a red knee trial, or purple implant plating system, it's not uncommon to see little splashes of color in a number of different instrument trays. We sat down with Thor Rollins to have a crash course on medical device colorants, and talk about reasons for and risks of coloration on our surgical instrumentation. Can color additives cause harm to patients? How do manufacturers make decisions on these kinds of design questions? We tackle these topics and more with Thor, so grab your headphones and let's get to coloring!