Product Qualification for Gamma Processing
This overview covers steps and other considerations for the qualification of new medical devices that will be processed with gamma radiation.
Products Commonly Treated with Irradiation
View a sample list of products commonly treated with gamma irradiation, examples where gamma is the method of choice and factors preventing the use of other sterilization technologies
Putting it to the Test (Method Validation)
Failure to maintain consistent and traceable test processes at all stages of the product lifecycle is a recipe for disaster, according to the test engineers.
Radiation Dose Setting: Single Lot vs. Full Validation of Minimum Sterilization Dose
This TechTip will explain the differences between single lot validations and full validations of minimum sterilization dose, and outline the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches to dose setting.
Radiation Processing for Glass Coloration / Discoloration
Glass is particularly susceptible to radiation-induced coloration/discoloration due to its amorphous, non-crystalline structure. Learn how irradiation affects the color properties of products containing glass
Radiation Units Defined
Learn about units of measure used in radiation processing, including a conversion table
Reference Dosimetry for Frozen Healthcare Products
This TechTip discusses the overall requirements, use of surrogate materials and application of reference dosimetry during routine gamma irradiation
Reference Load Selection for Ethylene Oxide Validation
This TechTip reviews the variables that should be considered to assure the EO sterilization process is effective each and every time.
Reprocessing: The Top 7 Considerations in Reusable Device Design
This article will review the top seven items to consider from a reprocessing point of view in the design and commercialization of reusable instrumentation.