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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&reg; cyclic olefin polymer, and Daikyo PLASCAP&reg; seal products.
Katie Espenshade

Katie Espenshade

Technical Specialist SME, PFS, CZ and Combination Products

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