Gamma Irradiation. Do You Need It? How Can We Help?

If you are a medical device or pharmaceutical company that is not using gamma irradiation to sterilize your products, this is something you may want to consider.

Gamma rays, a form of radiation which comes from Cobalt 60, can sterilize products by breaking apart the covalent bonds of DNA in bacteria and other cellular structures, rendering them inactive. These rays can readily pass through the product and packaging, and have many advantages when compared to other methods that are available.  Unlike other forms of sterilization, gamma irradiation does not use heat, steam, and does not require outgassing.  This method can also save you time and money, and the result does not have any residual radioactivity.  For an interesting read, click here for an article that discusses in a little more detail, the methods and validation standards for gamma sterilization.

Whether you are currently using gamma irradiation on your products or are considering it, Pacific BioLabs can assist you with your project, big or small.  We provide support testing for sterilization validations, and we invite you to contact us to learn more about what we have to offer or to discuss your project with us.