Contract Sterilization Services

STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies provides contract sterilization, laboratory testing, and product and packaging testing services to manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and industrial products.

Through our global network of facilities, we provide a technology-neutral sterilization services offering including electron beam, gamma, ethylene oxide, and X-ray technologies.

We support our Customers throughout the sterilization process with a comprehensive offering of testing and validation services, including microbiological, analytical, and product and packaging testing.

Our STERIS TechTeam® experts assist our Customers with sterilization validation and laboratory testing services at every stage of the sterilization design process, from product development through routine processing.

What is Electron Beam Irradiation?

In the electron beam process, a product is bombarded with high-energy electrons, resulting in a cascade of these electrons moving through the target material.

The E-beam process utilizes high energy electrons as its radiation source. The electrons, which are produced by normal electrical current, are accelerated to near the speed of light by means of an accelerator. The electrons are focused to a scan horn of a defined size and scanned in a sweeping motion, creating a curtain of electrons. The product is then conveyed through the scan curtain at a tightly controlled and measured speed. As scanning occurs, the accelerated electrons inactivate any viable microorganisms.