Category Archives: Sterilization

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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Dear Karen: E-beam vs Gamma Sterilization Dose

Dear Karen, I have qualified my product for sterilization at a gamma facility, but am interested in transitioning to electron beam. I already know what dose my product needs for gamma sterilization. Is this dose going to be the same for e-beam sterilization? Sincerely, Max Dose (Name changed for privacy. And because I’m a sucker […]

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Welcome to the family!

E-BEAM Services is proud to announce the newest member to their accelerator capacity family, a sweet little 1.5 MeV Dynamitron electron beam accelerator! Coming in at more than 10,000 pounds and measuring more than 20 feet, this newest addition will be upgraded and installed in a future location, becoming the 5th accelerator owned and operated […]

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Innovation is a team sport

The CEO of a plastics company visited E-BEAM Services to talk about ramping up production of the new crosslinked product they have created using electron beam. E-BEAM’s COO said that we enjoy working with nimble, innovative and entrepreneurial companies. The CEO responded, “If that is what you want to do, Dan Yasenchak has demonstrated every […]

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E-BEAM attends the International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) 2016

  This past week, E-BEAM’s President, COO, and Technology and Development Manager packed up their bags and headed to Vancouver for the 2016 International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP). IMRP meetings are organized by the International Irradiation Association (iia), whose members consist of some of the brightest minds in the field of irradiation science from […]

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Capacity vs Agility

Last summer, my neighbor loaded up his RV for a two-week long family vacation. They were going out West to see the great national parks. I couldn’t help but think, though, that I would rather have my other neighbor’s speedy roadster when driving through the twisting mountain passes. It seems you give up agility and […]

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At home with electrons

At this point, if you’ve read through a number of our blog entries you might be thinking, “Okay, this electron beam thing is REALLY cool, but I’m not a medical device manufacturer or a resin supplier, so it doesn’t really affect me.” In actuality, you might be surprised to learn that products modified by electron […]

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Capacity in two flavors

I have been asked a number of times how much available capacity we have. Here’s my usual answer: I have yet to see a customer’s capacity need that we couldn’t handle! Part of that ability is due to E-BEAM’s commitment to stay ahead of the demand curve by adding capacity (by upgrading our current facilities, […]

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Taking Center “Beam”: Irradiating Controlled Substances

On May 27, 2016, E-BEAM Services received our DEA license permitting us to sterilize schedule 3 non-narcotic controlled substances!  We worked to ensure E-BEAM was able to meet the requirements of the State of Ohio, the DEA and potential customers.  We built a restricted access controlled substance storage room that provides the required security measures […]

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Come visit us in sunny CA at the MD&M West!

Are you tired of gray, dreary skies, being bundled up so tightly you can’t move, and the constant imminent threat of snow and ice? Then take a break and come with us to sunny California next week! February 9-11th we’ll be at the MD&M West 2016 in Anaheim, CA, where over 2,000 of the most […]

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