1st Edition

Radiation Sterilization for Health Care Products X-Ray, Gamma, and Electron Beam

By Barry P. Fairand Copyright 2001
    154 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Focusing on how the radiation process works and how it is applied in sterilizing medical devices and healthcare products, this book provides the latest developments in radiation technology in the form of e-beams, gamma rays, and x-rays. It covers the design and operation of irradiators as well as factors that affect cost and efficiency. It offers readers practical insights on this critical step in healthcare product manufacturing, its current uses, and its related cost concerns. Bringing all the information into one source, Radiation Sterilization for Health Care Products is a uniquely comprehensive resource.

    Historical Perspective
    Basic Principles
    Effects of Radiation
    Gamma Irradiators
    Electron Beam Irradiators
    X-Ray Irradiators
    Sterilization Process Validation
    Processing with Irradiators
    Commercial Aspects


    Barry P. Fairand