The majority of members are long established and experienced international companies supplying to medical device manufacturers and hospitals around the world.

The Association has developed to include members from Europe, countries that border Europe, and the USA. Member companies operate in various stages of the supply chain, many manufacturing sterile barriers, others producing raw materials such as medical grade papers and inks, providing sterilising services, and manufacturers of processing equipment.

This all adds up to a large industry group committed to ensuring that, in partnership with their customers, they continually develop and improve products and services essential for “protecting the patient”, the association’s primary objective.

The current members collectively supply some 80% of the market demand for sterile barrier systems in Europe, and along with their significant sales and manufacturing facilities around the rest of the world, have a strong presence in the global market. Member companies are highly experienced with very good reputations and are able to invest significant funds into researching new innovative products.

A major and very essential mission for the SBA is to provide experts to participate in the process of forming legislation and new standards, and communicating with bodies and organisations responsible for, or having an influence on the outcome of these aspects.  This is all done in the pursuit of continual improvement and supporting customers and end users, and demonstrates the SBAs determination to do all that is required to ensure patient safety remains the top priority when developing or changing legislation and standards.

Members are always seeking to find more effective methods of providing  information  and educating customers and end users, and key to achieving this is the ongoing enhancement of the SBA website. The SBA welcomes requests from all sources on how this can be improved upon.

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