The E-BEAM Technical Services dynamic duo of Olivia Radcliffe and Dr. Gustavo Varca are hitting the road to answer any and all questions related to e-beam sterilization. This pair of experts will be at the Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West Show from April 12-14 in sunny Anaheim California.
This year, the show is projected to have over 1,400 exhibits and 13,000 attendees (gotta make sure we stock up on our booth candy…). We’re also a bit of a stickler for efficiency, so we’re grateful to show organizers for their forward-thinking that combined the MD&M with four additional shows. From helping to increase the mechanical properties of polymers to providing terminal sterilization to finished medical devices, the power of electrons can be seen at work throughout the entire medical device industry.
In today’s world of supply chain disruptions, e-beam provides quick-turn terminal sterilization with simple, clean, on/off technology. There is no carcinogenic gas needed and there are no residuals, so the product is able to be immediately released for distribution (refreshing, right?). The process involves accelerating a beam of electrons to near light speed (yes we get to work with technology at 99% the speed of light) where it passes through a scan chamber and then transitions into a curtain of electrons. The materials move through the accelerator chamber on a conveyor system and are showered with these high-energy electrons, which penetrate the material with a precise, predetermined dose and are sterilized. Pretty simple right?
Olivia and Gustavo will be answering all the questions and we may even see a Facebook live event at the show. Come visit them at booth #2889!
(Note: booth candy is first come first serve.)