E-Beam Sterilization

Medical Device Sterilization

e-beam medical device sterilization

The E-BEAM Method of Sterilization

Electron beam sterilization (e-beam sterilization) is a safe, effective, and efficient processing technology used to sterilize a wide variety of disposable medical devices. E-BEAM’s medical sterilization methods are the most efficient and proven solutions in the industry, offering many advantages over other processes, such as ethylene oxide gas and gamma sterilization.

Our method of sterilization uses a process that is precisely controlled by advanced electronics and monitored by advanced film dosimeters. We typically sterilize medical products in their final packaging, giving us the ability to ship direct to customers, thereby saving you time and money. The rapid sterilization process and low cost pricing allows you to practice just-in-time inventory by scheduling shipments when you need them, as often as you need them.

E-BEAM Services prides itself on delivering solutions that provide safe, standardized, and effective processing while maintaining product integrity. With our experienced team of electron beam experts, we can guide you through the regulatory requirements needed to market your sterile medical devices. Validation is consistent with ANSI/AAMI/ISO guidelines, FDA Standards, and GMP Compliance.


Everyday Applications:

    • Drug containers
    • Sponges
    • Bandages
    • Labware
    • Catheters
    • Syringes
    • Pipette tips
    • Bottles

Advantages of e-beam over ETO (also referred to as EO, ethylene oxide, ethylene oxide gas):

  • 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 product is able to be immediately released for distribution.
  • E-BEAM Services is capable of handling any shipment size, from single boxes to multiple truckloads, and no expensive breathable packaging is required.
  • E-BEAM Services can provide step-by-step guidance for starting with e-beam, or the conversion from ETO to electron beam.

Advantages of e-beam over gamma:

  • E-beam provides quick-turn terminal sterilization with simple, clean, on/off technology. There are no radioactive sources needed, so there are no security, transportation or disposal concerns.
  • The supply of electrons will never be in danger of running out, unlike the source of gamma photons, Cobalt 60.
  • E-beam has a faster dose rate than gamma, so there is a reduced risk of product damage. E-beam can even be used on sensitive products like pharmaceuticals and tissue products.
  • E-BEAM Services can provide step-by-step guidance for starting with e-beam, or the conversion from gamma to electron beam.

 

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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)