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provides an in-depth look at the science behind many of the industry’s top concerns regarding containment and delivery of injectable medicines.
DRUG DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
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February 13, 2018
Benefits of Electron-Beam Sterilization
Electron-beam irradiation (<em>e-beam </em>- sometimes called beta irradiation) is a technique used commonly to sterilize pharmaceutical packaging products and medical devices. It operates by directing a continuous flow of electrons through the articles being sterilized. Transfer of energy from the e-beam breaks the chains of DNA in organisms, rendering them inactive, and the articles irradiated as sterile. It is used typically for Ready-to-Use (RU) vials and syringes comprising Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cyclic olefin polymer, and Daikyo PLASCAP® seal products.
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