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Radiation: A means of sterilization

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Abstract

The sterilization of medical products by ionizing radiation is a well-established industrial process in a number of technologically advanced countries. It is indeed encouraging to note the rate of growth experienced during the past fifteen years. Starting with the first commercial plant in the early sixties in the USA there are to date more than sixty large facilities of this kind located in USA, Canada, Australia and the countries of Europe including USSR. The geographical distribution of these sterilization plants is rather unbalanced. In this respect Europe is far ahead of the other continents of the world, with about 65% of all sterilization plants, followed by North and South America with 17%, Asia with 8%, Australia and New Zealand with 9% and Africa with only 1%. During the last 10 years the IAEA has actively contributed to the development of radiation sterilization practices and technology in the Member States, with particular emphasis on the developing countries. Such promotional efforts have been made by (a) supporting co-ordinated research to accumulate relevant technical information, (b) organizing scientific meetings and training courses, (c) providing technical expertise in the form of fellowships and expert services, (d) providing technical assistance to conduct market surveys and  More>>
Authors:
Mukherjee, R N [1] 
  1. International Atomic Energy Agency, Division of Life Sciences, Radiation Biology Section, Vienna (Austria)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 1975
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: 15 refs, 2 figs, 1 tab., 2 photos
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CALIBRATION STANDARDS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; IAEA; IRRADIATION DEVICES; IRRADIATION PLANTS; IRRADIATION PROCEDURES; MANUALS; MANUFACTURING; RADIOSTERILIZATION; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDIZATION; TRAINING
OSTI ID:
21028401
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA08N0380050316
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull176/17605882837.pdf;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 28-37
Announcement Date:
May 31, 2008

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Citation Formats

Mukherjee, R N. Radiation: A means of sterilization. IAEA: N. p., 1975. Web.
Mukherjee, R N. Radiation: A means of sterilization. IAEA.
Mukherjee, R N. 1975. "Radiation: A means of sterilization." IAEA.
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title = {Radiation: A means of sterilization}
author = {Mukherjee, R N}
abstractNote = {The sterilization of medical products by ionizing radiation is a well-established industrial process in a number of technologically advanced countries. It is indeed encouraging to note the rate of growth experienced during the past fifteen years. Starting with the first commercial plant in the early sixties in the USA there are to date more than sixty large facilities of this kind located in USA, Canada, Australia and the countries of Europe including USSR. The geographical distribution of these sterilization plants is rather unbalanced. In this respect Europe is far ahead of the other continents of the world, with about 65% of all sterilization plants, followed by North and South America with 17%, Asia with 8%, Australia and New Zealand with 9% and Africa with only 1%. During the last 10 years the IAEA has actively contributed to the development of radiation sterilization practices and technology in the Member States, with particular emphasis on the developing countries. Such promotional efforts have been made by (a) supporting co-ordinated research to accumulate relevant technical information, (b) organizing scientific meetings and training courses, (c) providing technical expertise in the form of fellowships and expert services, (d) providing technical assistance to conduct market surveys and economic feasibility assessment, (e) scientific publications, including technical manuals and proceedings reports, and (f) assistance in the formulation of an international 'Code of Practice' for standardization of the manufacturing practices for radiation sterilized medical products to meet the specified requirements of the various national Pharmacopoeias and of the international consumer market.}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {6}
volume = {17}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1975}
month = {Dec}
}