Kilmer Conference Proceedings
Johnson & Johnson (J & J) donated the published proceedings from the Kilmer Conferences on to AAMI.
Primarily, the proceedings come from what are known as the Kilmer Conferences, events that brought together leaders in sterility assurance and sterilization. Held every two to three years between 1976 and 2003, the Kilmer Conferences were organized and hosted by J & J, a reflection of the company’s commitment to advancing sterilization science and related health issues.
The proceedings from the Kilmer Conferences have been published in eight separate volumes, and they are rich in what they cover. Topics include: environmental controls in manufacturing, the importance of bioburden in sterile processing, pyrogen testing, ethylene oxide sterilization, regulatory considerations, gamma sterilization, and validation challenges. Presenters at the conferences came from a variety of backgrounds, both nationally and internationally. J & J also donated two volumes of material on sterilization by ionizing radiation.