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40 years of AKI

The Instrument Reprocessing Working Group (AKI) was first set up in 1976 in Germany. Since its inception, its members have devoted themselves to the collection and publication of expertise relating to the safety and value retention of the instruments used in human, dental and veterinary medicine.

Today, in 2016, the AKI is publishing its anniversary brochure to mark its 40-year existence. This brochure, like its predecessors, presents the salient aspects of instrument reprocessing in simple, easy-to understand terms. This brochure does not profess to present a scientific approach to the subject but rather attempts to provide users with practical tips which are of benefit in their responsible work.

The international relevance of the AKI brochure is reflected in the fact that it has already been published in 19 languages with a total circulation of more than 300,000 copies worldwide and is valued in a large number of countries by machine users and trainers alike.