What is the difference between crosslinking, branching, and chain scissioning?

In the latest Crash Course, the E-BEAM team talks about the difference between three different types of polymer modification: crosslinking, branching, and chain scissioning.

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Why do you perform a dose audit?

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 changes in the manufacturing process or materials used.
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Showcasing Green Sterilization Solutions to Assist Speed to Market of Medical Devices at MD&M West

MD&M West

As the medical device market faces unprecedented growth projections and demands, the E-BEAM Services experts join engineers and executives from around the globe at the MD&M West in February to explore innovations and partnerships. Considering the pace of the MedTech sector into this next decade, the MD&M show proves to be the place to understand advancements and the increasing demand for sterilization solutions like e-beam.
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A few notes of thanks…

 

As the year winds down and we look back at all that has happened in 2019, we find ourselves overwhelmed with gratitude! Here are a few things some of the E-BEAM folk are thankful for in particular.

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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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The Power of Electrons is in Minneapolis with E-BEAM Services 

 

MD&M Minneapolis 2019: E-Beam Services is getting ready for a trip to the Twin Cities next week!

The team will be talking about the wonderful world of electrons for clean, quick, consistent sterilization with attendees at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis. Minneapolis is a hotspot for the newest advancements in medtech and this show never disappoints us with opportunity. 
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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 be penetrated by e-beam. End of the e-beam road, right?
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MD&M East: The Big Apple Welcomes Electron Experts E-BEAM Services

MD&M East

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 largest and longest-running medtech event on the East Coast. We love it not just because NYC is a great place, but because we also get to learn the latest in industry advancements, including first looks at innovations yet to hit the market and to explore new applications for e-beam sterilization. 
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How do I convert from ETO or Gamma to E-beam sterilization?

conversion 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 a daunting task.

The good news? We’re here to walk you through it!

If you’re interested in converting and want to know more about how we can help you specifically, email us at ebeam@ebeamservices.com to set up a free consultation call.

In the meantime, here is a quick rundown of the steps needed to convert from ETO or Gamma.
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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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