For the medical device, pharmaceutical, and other related industries, Electron Beam (E-beam) has long been a reliable form of sterilization for various products. However, sterilization options have been very limited for more sensitive materials, including biologic agents. For this reason, Nutek has unveiled a new sterilization technique to address these challenges.
SmartDose™ opens the door to sterilizing sensitive materials and complex devices using the well established E-beam method. The new system allows one product to receive different irradiation doses in different locations at the same time. In addition, products can be maintained at very low temperatures during the process, keeping temperature-sensitive materials stable.
This new sterilization process has proven more effective than other options, increasing sterilization success by up to 67%, and has created the ability to sterilize products that until now could not be sterilized by EO, Gamma or E-beam. Customers have also reported reduction of waste by up to 40% compared to previous methods and modalities used in previous routine sterilization of their products and devices.
For some sensitive materials, this is the first sterilization option that can actually be applied without compromising the product. SmartDose™ sterilization technology is truly going to change the medical technology and research field. It is ideal for implantable devices and combination drug/biologic devices, hydrogels, bioabsorbables, allograft tissue, advanced polymers, biomaterials and more.
For researchers in the biotech industry, this technology will allow products to be safely delivered to the public at a lower cost and much quicker turnaround time. To learn more about the technique and Nutek’s capabilities, please contact us online. You can also follow us on Twitter for additional company updates and industry trends. We look forward to hearing from you!