E-Beam Sterilization

Technology

How it Works:

The e-beam is able to penetrate medical devices and pharmaceutical products in their final shipping containers. The e-beam inactivates microorganisms either by causing microbial death as a direct effect of the destruction of a vital molecule, or by an indirect chemical reaction. Advanced electronics precisely control the use of electrons in the sterilization of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

The process involves accelerating a beam of electrons to near light speed where it passes through a scan chamber and then transitions into a curtain of electrons. Materials moving through the chamber on a conveyor system are showered with these high-energy electrons, which penetrate the material with a precise, predetermined dose.


Why it Matters to You:

   Fast turnaround    Less material degradation than gamma
   Greater mixed lot flexibility    Uniform, precise, & controlled dosing
   No residuals or quarantine    Environmentally friendly
   Processed in original packaging    Expedited processing available
   Cost effective for low to medium density products    Refrigerated/frozen sterilization available
   Technical expertise and consultation services    Regulatory compliance (FDA, AAMI/ISO, GMP, EU GMP)