The medical device industry is increasingly looking at new ways to sterilize their products. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in partnership with the Department of Energy, Baxter, and other organizations, is
The medical device industry is increasingly looking at new ways to sterilize their products. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in partnership with the Department of Energy, Baxter, and other organizations, is hosting a workshop on September 18-19 to discuss ways to unlock X-ray and E-Beam technologies as viable and scalable sterilization solutions. The workshop will focus on the current state of medical device sterilization, educate participants on the fundamental principles, address what information is needed to ease regulatory approval, and how scientists and industry can work together toward a new industry standard. The schedule will alternate between presentations and moderated panel discussions in order to give all participants an opportunity to be involved in the discussion.
Fermilab has been tapped as a key partner to the federal government and industry in advancing the feasibility of particle accelerator-driven sterilization approaches. This work builds on our 50-year history of building and innovating these technologies for industry applications. Both Sterigenics and Steris will be speaking at the event and attendees include reps from Medtronic, J&J, BD, and other leading device companies and standards organizations. Bryon Lambert from Abbott will be the keynote. More details here.
The workshop goals include:
- Educating participants on the current state and vision going forward for sterilization technologies
- Collect feedback and recommendations from medical device stakeholders on what is required to unlock new tools in the sterilization toolkit
- Discuss and identify potential points of collaboration going forward to address technical, business, and regulatory issues to ramping up X-ray and E-beam adoption.
- Medical device manufacturers (Including quality assurance, business and procurement, and regulatory affairs decision-makers)
- Accelerator manufacturers
- Contract sterilization vendors
- Medical device regulators and standards body representatives
september 18 (Wednesday) - 19 (Thursday)
Kirk Road and Pine Street