The Efficient Way to Sterilize Your Products
Electron Beam sterilization is successfully used commercially for sterilizing a wide variety of medical products. The Electron Beam inactivates microorganisms either by causing microbial death as a direct effect of the destruction of a vital molecule or by an indirect chemical reaction, thereby rendering a product sterile. This is the same mechanism as in other methods of radiation sterilization, and the dose required is the same. For many materials, Electron Beam processing results in less material degradation than with other methods of radiation sterilization such as gamma irradiation.
Electron Beam processing is:
- Compatible with most materials,
- Does not require any quarantine following the processing.
The sterilization of medical products using Electron Beam processing is one of the most effective methods available to the medical device manufacturing industry. An environmentally friendly process, it is exceptionally convenient and offers fast turn-around times.
Medical devices can be exposed to the beam after final packaging because the electrons have the ability to penetrate through the packaging to sterilize them. This allows the package to remain intact and guarantees that the product will remain sterile until required for use.
Currently, most disposable medical products are sterilized with EtO gas, or Gamma rays. Various difficulties with these methods have led to increased interest in Electron Beam sterilization. Much of the interest has been fueled by the environmental friendliness of Electron Beam processing when compared to these other methods. Unlike the other alternatives, Electron Beam processing does not make use of any hazardous or radioactive materials.
- ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 registered quality system
- Dose selection assistance – i.e. Method VDmax
- Material compatibility testing
For more information about how Electron Beam processing can benefit your medical products, please contact us. Our team of experts is ready to work with you.