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Product category: Sterilisation services

Sterilization Technologies

Sterigenics  provides the main sterilization methods – Ethylene Oxide, Electron Beam, Gamma Irradiation – and innovative sterilization processes and validation practices.

Sterigenics adopted an integrated network of 47 high quality Centers spanning all over the world, with the capacity and redundancy to meet a worldwide evolving business demands: medical device, pharmaceutical and packaged goods industries.

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Product category: Sterilisation services

Gamma Irradiation Technology

For more than 50 years, Gamma Irradiation has provided a safe and cost-effective methodology for the sterilization of single-use medical products, cosmetics, spices and packaging.

What it is:
A form of pure energy characterized by its deep penetration and low dose rates. Gamma irradiators are powered by Cobalt-60, effectively killing microorganisms throughout the product and its packaging with very little temperature effect and no residues. The amount of radiation received depends on the type of product and its dose requirements. Dosimetric release allows products to be processed, verified and immediately released for shipment. Our exclusive ExCell high-precision irradiator delivers precision dosing to within ±10 percent.

Best Suited For:
Packaged products
Single-use medical products
Food products
Tissue-based devices
Implantable medical devices (stents, heart valves, orthopedics)
Combination medical devices that may contain a pharmaceutical or biologic> Raw materials

Key Benefits:
Gamma sterilization technology is very well understood, safe and easy to validate. It is the protocol of choice for Medical device manufacturers and service providers due to its:

Sterility Assurance and Treatment Efficacy - Consistently meets product and regulatory requirements

Safety - Proven track record in worker and product safety

Flexibility and Versatility - Effectively sterilizes a wide range of products with different variations in dose requirements, densities and packaging/box sizes

Reliability - The reliability and simplicity of the process is unparalleled

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Product category: Sterilisation services

Ethylene Oxide Technology

Ethylene Oxide

Ethylene Oxide (EO) is a proven and reliable sterilization process used worldwide since the 1940s. Today, EO has evolved into a sophisticated, validated process, facilitated by advanced software that delivers a sterilization cycle tailored to a client's unique product requirements.

What it is:
Based on a gas diffusion process, EO is capable of sterilizing and rendering products free of viable microorganisms. Sterility occurs when an EO gas molecule reacts with and destroys the microbial DNA. The process requires the simultaneous control of four variable, but interdependent parameters: gas concentration, temperature, relative humidity and time of exposure. EO effectiveness depends on its ability to freely diffuse through a product and packaging. All products must be placed in breathable packaging that allows gas to penetrate the sterile barrier and reach all surfaces of the device or product..

Best Suited For:
EO is considered the broadest sterilization method available for medical products due to its effectiveness at lower temperatures and its general compatibility with a diversity of materials, resins and product types, including:

> Polymer resin-based products
> Single-use medical devices
> Procedure kits
> Surgical trays
> Synthetic gowns
> External terminal sterilization of sealed combination device/drug devices (filled syringes, drug coated stents)

Key Benefits:
The EO process delivers a wide variety of sterilization benefits: 

Sterilization at Low Temperatures - Ensures the integrity of both the product and packaging 
Product Compatibility - Effectively sterilizes a broad range of polymers, resins, natural materials and metals as well as dual drug/device combination products that require external contact surface sterilization 
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Product category: Sterilisation services

Electron Beam Technology

Electron Beam

Electron Beam (E-Beam) radiation is the sterilization method of choice for processing products of high volume/low-density, such as medical syringes, or low-volume/high-value products such as cardiothoracic devices. 

What it is:
E-Beam radiation is a form of ionizing energy that is characterized by its low penetration and high dosage rates. The Beam - a concentrated, highly charged stream of electrons - is generated by accelerators capable of producing continuous or pulsed beams. As the product/material being sterilized passes beneath or in front of the E-Beam, energy from the electrons is absorbed, altering various chemical and biological bonds and destroying the DNA and reproductive capabilities of microorganisms. 

Best Suited For:
> Low density, uniformly packaged products
> Polymer modification
> Cross linking/branching
> Semiconductor enhancement
Key Benefits:
While most materials manufactured for use in sterile healthcare products are formulated for radiation stability, some materials - certain polypropylenes, for example - experience less breakdown and long-term aging effects as a result of E-Beam's shorter exposure time.
Other benefits include: 

High speed, high capacity accelerators - Sterilizes low-density, uniformly packaged products quickly and effectively 
Dosimetric Dosing - Eliminates post-sterilization testing and expedites distribution logistics 
Material Modification - Electron Beam processing can be used to modify polymers, improve semiconductor switching speeds and change or enhance many other material properties.

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About us

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For over fifty years, Sterigenics has offered various technologies to assist companies with their sterility challenges. Services offered are; Gamma Irradiation, Ethylene Oxide (EO), Electron Beam (e-beam), SteriPro Labs and Consulting Services.

Fully accredited and ISO certified, our SteriPro® Labs provide a full range of microbiological and analytical testing and validation services to optimize sterilization processing.

Our team of highly credentialed SteriPro® Consultants can assist you in developing and maintaining cost-effective, long-term sterilization solutions.

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