Medical Device Agency Device Bulletins (MDA DB)

Medical Device Agency Device Bulletins are often referenced in decontamination standards, such as the testing and validation sections within HTM 01-05.

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for regulating every medicine and medical device within the UK, ensuring that they work as intended and are safe to use. Working with related organisations, regulatory decisions are made and published.

Medical Device Agency (MDA) Device Bulletins (DB) are available on the MHRA website


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MDA DB 9804 June 1998

The Validation and Periodic Testing of Benchtop Vacuum Steam Sterilisers

This document provides guidance to the owners, managers and users with regards to vacuum benchtop steam sterilisers, specifically with a chamber size of less than 54 litres.

The document is specific to B Type and S Type vacuum steam sterilisers.


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MDA DB 2002(06) October 2002

Benchtop Steam Sterilisers – Guidance on Purchase, Operation and Maintenance

This document provides guidance to those who are investigating the purchase of benchtop steam sterilisers, as well as operation and maintenance, specifically with a chamber size of less than 54 litres.

The document is specific to N Type, B Type and S Type steam sterilisers.