Advanced Sterilization Products
A Design, Platform and Hosting Upgrade on Drupal 8
Meet Advanced Sterilization Products
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) is a global leader in infection prevention, dedicated to creating the products, solutions, and processes needed by healthcare practitioners to protect patients during their most critical moments. The sterilization, care, and handling of instruments used to treat patients is vital to a patient's health outcomes and there is no room for error.
In April of 2019, the Advanced Sterilization Products business at Johnson & Johnson was sold to Fortive, Inc. As a result of that transaction, the web site needed to move a new web server. There was a specific deadline for when the site needed to be moved, there was a new brand and brand guideline being introduced, and the old site couldn’t be moved as-is into the Acquia environment because it was on an outdated version of Drupal. So it became clear both a design refresh and platform upgrade were going to be needed in about a 60-day window.
Bear Group had worked on the main Fortive site, and with other operating companies over the years so already had a strong relationship with Fortive. The ASP team at Johnson & Johnson had worked with the design firm Three Whiskey so they were chosen for work through the design look & feel. Bear Group typically partners with graphic design / UX firms on larger projects so this made perfect sense and gave us a good chance to work with a new design partner!
Because of the timeline, the design was handed-off as sections were completed and approved so we could work on the theme. New page content passed in from the content teams to Bear Group for placement in the new CMS.
There are numerous views, blocks, and paragraph types on the new site. In addition, there are custom layouts including product detail pages, product category pages, and other landing pages. The new Drupal 8 site features integrations with Google Maps and Drupal Search API.
This build also included a dedicated site for the EMEA region. Each region (US, EMEA) has its own separate Drupal install as a multi-site under a single code base. Language detection and translations have been set up for the EMEA site (German, Italian, Spanish). The World Wide Landing page serves as a router for all the regional sub-sites.
Finally, the whole site was moved from Bear staging servers into the Acquia environment and go-live steps completed. Launching on-time for the unveiling of the new brand.
Sterrad Sterility Guide
In a second project with ASP, Bear Group worked with the team at ASP on the redevelopment of the Sterrad Sterility Guide (SSG). SSG is a reference database of devices that meets Sterrad system claims, and a trusted resource of up-to-date sterilization information from 100 device manufacturers with over 20,000 devices.
SSG was rebuilt over the Drupal 8 CMS. This customized application requires customers to authenticate (register and log in) to access the majority of content. Once logged in, they're greeted with a search function and ability to filter results. Users can build up a profile of “My Devices” which will show up on a custom profile page.
One of the great features of Drupal is the ability to define content types and related fields to fit the scope of your project. In this case, devices are a content type with model numbers, manufacturers, and many other fields that are attributes of the device. There is ability to custom upload into the system via CSV with updates to devices.
The UX of the site is translated into seven languages, and further refined by country. The base of language support is a feature of the Drupal CMS.
The Sterrad Sterility Guide website went live in fall 2020.