Kicking off 2019: Electrons and Innovations in MedTech @MD&M WEST

MD&M West

E-BEAM Services will be joining 19,000 of our close friends in sunny Anaheim, CA February 5-7 for a closer look at medical device innovations and e-beam applications at the MD&M West show.

Showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, contract sterilization (yours truly šŸ˜‰), manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and much more – this show is a great kick-off to 2019 for the E-BEAM Services team.
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Our 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

E-BEAM Services New Year's Resolutions

As the new year begins, the employees here at E-BEAM have started to work towards their individual resolutions.

Alex would like to cut back on fast food… Olivia is going to get her yoga teacherā€™s certification… Alissa is definitely going to carve out more time for herself this year… Read More »

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E-BEAM Services brings the Power of Electrons to Minneapolis

E-BEAM at MD&M Minneapolis 2018E-Beam Services was on the road again sharing the amazing Power of Electrons story with attendees at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis show from October 31 through November 1.

We always look forward to this show each year and being a part of the MD&M supplier showcase experience, as it is a great way to highlight our electron beam sterilization technology and capabilities. It also provides an opportunity as a critical partner in the evolving and growing med tech ecosystem. Read More »

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Crash Course Recap: Amorphous vs Crystalline Polymers

 

Are you an organized traveler? Do you know how to pack your business pants to minimize creases? Or are you more likely to be throwing things in a bag at the last minute? And what in the world do these questions have to do with crosslinkable polymers? Read More »

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Radiation Chemistry Rules: What is Glass Transition Temperature?

Glass Transition Temperature

Electron beam crosslinkingĀ can enhance different polymer properties such as tensile strength, impact strength, high-heat properties, abrasion and chemical resistance, and environmental stress crack resistance. But not all polymers crosslink.

So how can you tell if your polymer is a good fit for e-beam crosslinking? One of the factors that help us know if a polymer is likely to crosslink or not is its glass transition temperature (Tg). Read More »

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

MD&M EastThis 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. Read More »

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Sun, Sand, and Polymers: NPE 2018

E-Beam NPE 2018Though 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 continue throughout the week.Ā This year, the show boasts 65,000+ professionals from 128 different countries and covers the full spectrum of the plastics industry. Read More »

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

BIOMEDevice BostonThis 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.

E-BEAM Services in BostonAnd 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 easy to crosslink (if you have an electron beam, that isĀ ?Ā ). In the polyethylene crosslinking process, a hydrogen atom is broken, allowing the carbonĀ  backbone of the molecule to bond with the carbon backbone of an adjacent molecule. This imparts beneficial properties like: better abrasion resistance, less permeability, higher operating temperatures, and the ability to instantly know the winning numbers for the next jackpot lottery. Read More »

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Crash Course Recap: The 4 Steps to Sterilization Validation

E-BEAMā€™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 donā€™t worry, both your sterilization provider and microbiology lab will help walk you through it! Read More »

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