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  1. EO Sterilization Versus Gamma Sterilization

     EO Sterilization Versus Gamma Sterilization

    Sterilization is the elimination of all life forms and transmissible agents (e.g. bacteria, fungi, viruses, and spore forms) from the surface of a material or from the composition of a fluid/compound. For certain industries with purity processes on a regular basis—the food & beverage industry and the pharmaceutical industry most especially—sterilization is a very important sub-process.

    There are many ways a material can be sterilized, for example, some metal objects can be sterilized by cleaning the surface with acids or caustic solutions. However, in the case of single use products, gamma irradiation and ethylene oxide sterilization are 2 of the most common processes in use at the moment. So how do they compare? Below you will find out more about both processes: how they work, which materials they work best with, and the advantages and disadvantages of each pro

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  2. Is The World Prepared for Another Viral Outbreak?

    Is The World Prepared for Another Viral Outbreak?

    Humanity’s fight against bacterial and viral pandemics started a while ago and while we have significantly improved on how we control, prevent and treat diseases, things could be better—as seen with the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

    The bubonic plague, also known as the black death wreaked havoc in Europe in the mid-1300s, taking the lives of almost 50% of the continent’s population at the time, and the lives of between 75 – 200 million people worldwide. Centuries later, in 1918, the Spanish influenza came and it killed hundreds of millions of people all over the world.

    Since then, the world has battled with one pandemic after the other and experts believe that it is only a matter before another contagion—one that may be deadlier than Ebola—attacks life on earth. If this is so, then we have to be better prepared than we were in 2013. Here are some of the areas that need improvement:

    1.     First Resp

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