Category Archives: E-Beam

E-beam Sterilization (in much less than a New York minute…)

This week, E-BEAM Services is once again heading to New York City for the MD&M East trade show. We’re looking forward to meeting new people, and exploring new applications for e-beam sterilization.

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Sun, Sand, and Polymers: NPE 2018

Though the show doesn’t officially start until Monday, the E-BEAM team has made their way down to the sunshine state to start prepping the booth (and do a little fishing while they can…). Located at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the NPE officially goes into full swing on Monday morning and will […]

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E-BEAM does Boston (BIOMEDevice Boston, that is)

This April will find the E-BEAM team enjoying all Boston has to offer: walking the Freedom Trail, checking out Fenway Park, and of course too many (is there such a thing?) cannoli at Mike’s Pastry. And one more thing: the BIOMEDevice Boston show, on April 18th-19th.

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Crash Course Recap: Crosslinkable Polymers

The last E-BEAM Crash Course tackled the subject of crosslinkable polymers. But just what are crosslinkable polymers? Ionizing radiation produced by the electron beam breaks bonds within the molecules of the polymers. With some polymers, these bonds reform in a beneficial way, which we call crosslinking. For example, polyethylene is a polymer that is relatively […]

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Crash Course Recap: The 4 Steps to Sterilization Validation

E-BEAM’s latest Crash Course walks the viewer through a quick overview of the four main steps to sterilization validation. To be able to officially declare your medical device as sterile after processing, you must first perform a sterilization validation. Radiation sterilization methods, like e-beam, are monitored by the ISO 11137 standard. But don’t worry, both […]

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E-BEAM Services adds a second accelerator in Cranbury, New Jersey

Cranbury, New Jersey – January 2018 E-BEAM Services, Inc. has announced a major addition to its electron beam sterilization capacity with a second high-powered electron beam accelerator in Cranbury, New Jersey. This accelerator is specially designed to serve the rapidly growing demand for electron beam sterilization in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. This addition […]

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Crash Course Recap: The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About E-beam Sterilization

  Recently, E-BEAM Services posted their latest Crash Course: The Top 5 Things You Need To Know About E-beam Sterilization. This latest foray into the world of electron beam processing gave us a beginner level look at–you guessed it!–the top five important things to know about e-beam sterilization. Here’s a brief run-down:

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Dear Karen: How many samples do I need for an e-beam material test?

  Dear Karen, I am a new startup company, and am trying to get my product validated for e-beam sterilization. How many samples do I need to send you for the material test? And, while we’re talking about material tests….what are they? Sincerely, Material Girl

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Hydrogel Crosslinking

Although we may not recognize them for what they are, hydrogels are very useful and are becoming more and more common each day. We can find hydrogels in a wide variety of today’s products, from medical devices to contact lenses to your lunchtime Jell-O snackpack. So, what exactly is a hydrogel?

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Increasing UHMWPE abrasion resistance with electron beam processing

Are you looking for a tough material with high abrasion resistance? The e-beam process can greatly improve the abrasion resistance of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is also known as UHMWPE. It’s pretty cool stuff. As the name implies, it is polyethylene with really long chains. In fact, it’s molecular weight […]

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