Sustainability Through Reprocessing


Sustainability Through Reprocessing

The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) are committed to helping health systems reduce expenses and decrease environmental impact while meeting or exceeding OEM medical device functional requirements. Offering reprocessed single-use devices manufactured by Sterilmed, Inc., a part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is one way in which we fulfill this commitment.

As a leading provider of reprocessing services1, in addition to reprocessing devices originally manufactured by members of the JJMDC, we also offer reprocessed products from the other original manufacturers, to provide customers with more options to meet their needs. For more information, contact your Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. representative. You can also contact customer service at 888.541.0078.

Device Collections

multiple bin collection

Multiple Bin Collection

Multiple bin and collection options are available, based on types and volume of devices your hospital collects. Our Field team and shipping partners will work with your staff to decide the optimal bin locations, and collections schedule, for your facility.

doctor staff training

Staff Training

We will also help with the most important piece of the collections puzzle; training your staff on which devices to collect and where to place them post-procedure


Effective Process

Our simple, yet effective, collection, packaging and shipping protocols ensure the maximum number of devices are returned in a condition suitable for reprocessing.  We will work with your staff to maximize collections, so you can maximize your savings through reprocessing.

Delivering Results2

Maximize Cost Savings

The numbers tell the story. Reprocessing can help deliver significant results for customers who are committed to building their programs.

These are examples only and do not guarantee or predict future results, which will vary depending on individual circumstances.


Estimated annual savings from utilizing reprocessed single-use devices

281K lb.

Regulated medical waste diverted from landfills

171K lb.

Estimated reduction in CO2 emissions

Consume Less. Impact More.

Sustainability Initiatives

Why Reprocess Single-Use Medical Devices?

The story is simple. Reprocessing helps you get the most value from every medical device you purchase, saving you money. Reprocessing also helps you reduce your environmental footprint, which benefits the planet.

Hospitals in the US produce more than five million tons of waste annually, with 20-33% of it generated by the OR alone3. This volume of waste can potentially lead to both a negative health and public perception impact on the communities hospitals serve.

Reprocessing approved single-use medical devices has been cited as an effective sustainability project by Health Research & Educational Trust4 and Infection Control Today.5

As the Original Equipment Manufacturer for many of the devices offered by reprocessors, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies is uniquely positioned to be your reprocessing partner of choice.  Please contact us for more information on how we can help you maximize your hospital’s sustainability initiatives.

How Reprocessing Works

Product & Services

Maximize Reuse


Everyone is busy. And new initiatives can sometimes feel overwhelming. Our team will work with you to create a device collection plan that doesn’t disrupt your existing workflow or make unreasonable demands of your staff 


Inventory management is the crucial link between collecting devices and reuse. You choose the product ordering system that works best for your facility, including distribution and electronic data interface options. If you have questions, we can help you determine the best way to get products in the door and on your shelves. 


Ongoing support is a key component of any successful program. Our team will work with your clinicians to ensure they have the facts about reprocessed single-use devices.


Reprocessing devices helps reduce your facility’s environmental footprint. We provide customized reports regarding your facility’s progress toward savings and environmental goals, to engage and inspire staff to maximize your reprocessing program. 


Education & Training

Dedicated Service Goes Beyond Reprocessing

One person deciding to begin single-use medical device reprocessing does not make a program successful. Your facility contains hundreds of decision makers, and each person involved decides whether to order, to use, collect or discard each and every device. We provide ongoing training, education and support to make reprocessing easy and to help your staff make the right decision. 

We can provide information on a variety of topics to help you introduce, develop and grow your reprocessing program. 

For more information, contact your Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. representative. You can also contact Customer Service 888.541.0078.

Case Study

CareAdvantage from the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) helps large health system revitalize device reprocessing program to drive substantial savings and waste reduction.

Learn More

IFU Library and Symbols Glossary

Access IFUs for reprocessed devices by Sterilmed here. When on the e-IFU page, select the Sterilmed icon from the Company list and then select the Product Family to view IFUs.

Access the Sterilmed Symbols Glossary here


1. Chen, Xi, PhD. Decision Resources Group. "Medtech 360: Reprocessed Devices | Market Analysis |US | 2016." Millennium Research Group, Inc. August, 2016.
2. Business Review Report (Account #6049). October 2015 - September 2016. Sterilmed, Inc.
3. https://practicegreenhealthorg/topics/less- waste/why-less-waste . Accessed September 18, 2017.
4. Health Research & Educational Trust. (2014, May). Environmental sustainability in hospitals: The value of efficiency. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed September 18, 2017.
5. Chobin, Nancy. Third-party Reprocessing is a Smart Idea for Hospitals.” Infection Control Today. June 7, 2016. . Accessed September 18, 2017.