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Title: Sterilization of an Electronical Medical Device
Authors: Reis, Joana
Cabo Verde, Sandra
Capela Silva, Fernando
Potes, José
Melo, Rita
Nunes, Inês
Marcos, Helena
Silva, Telma
Botelho, Maria Luísa
Keywords: ionizing radiation
ultraviolet radiation
programmable memories
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: NAARRI International Conference – NIC 2010
Abstract: Radiosterilization was applied to a medical device with a “programmable memory” to allow in vivo implantation. Irradiation on a Cobalt-60 facility at 25 kGy at a dose rate of 2kGy/h corrupted the memory. Therefore an alternative sterilization method using UV was developed and validated based on ISO 11737-1 and ISO 14937. These procedures may be useful and effective for research purposes when only a small number of items might be involved but applicability at an industrial scale is unlikely.
Type: article
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