Considerations for Sterilization of Orthopedic Devices with X-ray


Wednesday, June 15 | 10:10 am - 10:25 am


Booth 605 - STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies


All Levels

Participant Type:

Product Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality/Regulatory

Implantable orthopedic devices have an extensive history with radiation sterilization processes, specifically gamma irradiation. This presentation will compare gamma to X-ray, describe similarities and differences, showcase the benefits of adding X-ray to sterilization plans, and discuss considerations in validation and transfers from one radiation technology to another. This presentation will also outline why X-ray is a viable alternative to gamma processing, assuring long-term processing capacity while providing the same level of product assurance.

Speaker: Betty Howard, Sr. Radiation Sterilization Manager, STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies