Category Archives: Sterilization

What are some different types of ionizing radiation?

  Radiation with wavelengths shorter than 10–10 m is considered ionizing radiation, because it can ionize the molecules it encounters. Gamma, x-ray, and e-beam are examples of ionizing radiation, whereas microwaves, radiowaves, and UV are considered nonionizing.

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How do I sterilize my labware?

  This might be a trick question. Depending on its end use, sometimes labware doesn’t need to be sterilized. It needs to be bioreduced.

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What kinds of products can be easily converted to Medium-voltage Electron Beam Sterilization?

Over the years Medium-Voltage electron beam (5 MeV) accelerators have been proven useful and effective for the sterilization of a great variety of products, including medical devices, single-use products, and labware at an industrial level worldwide.

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Why do you perform a dose audit?

Most of our sterilization customers have us and their microlab perform a dose audit (also known as a sublethal or dose verification) on their products on a quarterly basis. The purpose of this test, simplified, is to audit the minimum dose needed to achieve sterility and make sure it hasn’t increased due to any potential […]

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What is the difference between Bioreduction and Sterilization?

  One of the questions we get often is: What is the difference between bioreduction and sterilization? Check out the latest Crash Course above to find out!

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Crash Course Recap: What do I do if my packaging is too dense?

  E-beam sterilization can be a good fit for a lot of different products, thanks to its fast dose rate and the fact that it doesn’t need a radioactive or carcinogenic source like some other sterilization options. But deciding to use e-beam is only the first step. Sometimes, existing packaging configurations are too dense to […]

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MD&M East: The Big Apple Welcomes Electron Experts E-BEAM Services

It’s June, and that means E-BEAM Services will be in NYC next week, taking in a show, eating a hot dog or two in Central Park, and bringing the science of electron beam sterilization to the MD&M East trade show. This show is always the place to be in the medical device world as the […]

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How do I convert from ETO or Gamma to E-beam sterilization?

  Whether you’re looking for faster processing time or something more environmentally friendly, e-beam can be a great choice for terminal sterilization. However, the thought of going through the conversion process from an existing sterilization method can have those of you in quality hiding under your desks. The bad news? Yeah. Not gonna lie. It’s […]

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Crash Course Recap: The Polymer Dating Game

  Whether you need terminal sterilization or crosslinking, your product either consists of or is packaged in at least one polymer. How those polymers react to e-beam is extremely important. In the E-BEAM Crash Course: The Polymer Dating Game, we take a look at three common polymers, and how they react to e-beam.

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Crash Course Recap: Sensitive Product Sterilization

  With its high dose rate, we all know by now that e-beam is a great tool for sterilizing medical devices and pharmaceuticals. (If you don’t know this yet, you should check out these videos!) But what in the world do you do if you need to sterilize something that is heat or radiation sensitive? […]

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