Why Non-nuclear over Ultraviolet Irradiation?
It’s 2016, Non-nuclear Irradiation is a modern technology compared to UV (Ultraviolet) Irradiation technology that is not as effective. Since 1997 we are leading the industry with Non-nuclear Irradiation supporting many industries such as medical, universities, laboratories, food and more! Our products are shipped and deployed around the world to provide a better method for irradiation.
Our Technology Is Safe!
Our Non-nuclear Irradiation technology is safe! Let us explain just how safe our technology is compared to other technologies.
- The unit is self-shielded with no radioactive source
- Does not require a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license
- US FDA 510(k) Cleared
- No Nuclear Materials
- Specialized filtration eliminates lower energy X-rays
- No shielded or secure room required
This is just a short list of how our machines are safe and easy to use! Want to see how they are used for applications such as blood irradiation, Viral Inactivation, Food & Crop Irradiation Research and more? Check out the links below to see videos on how our technology works!
What are the Benefits of using X-ray for Terminal Sterilization of Medical Devices?
- Cost control – bringing a Rad Source unit in house provides protection against annual price increases, the rising cost of cobalt, and fluctuating transportation costs
- Because it is a form of ionizing radiation it’s effects on materials, packaging, and microorganisms is the same as gamma
- Industry accepted in ISO 11137:2006, EN 552
- Just in Time (JIT) supply chain – Process product when you need it
- Better control of dose delivery – Min/Max ratio of 1.1
How is a Radiation Sterilization Validation performed?
A validation for medical devices sterilized by radiation is governed by ISO 11137:2006. A basic outline of the steps involved in the validation process are below, however it is highly recommended that you speak with a sterilization expert to fully understand the validation process.
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