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Technology Partnership Strengthens Sterilization Capabilities

Maria Fontanazza

March 1, 2008

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Technology Partnership Strengthens Sterilization Capabilities

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ScandiNova Systems AB (Uppsala, Sweden) has signed a contract with a sterilization supplier to provide its power modulators. As part of the agreement, Sterigenics International Inc. (Oak Brook, IL) ordered equipment from ScandiNova for the upgrade of its sterilization services facility in San Diego.

Founded in 2001, ScandiNova provides high-voltage-modulator power supplies for medical radiotherapy. Under the contract, the company will provide Sterigenics with two of its 100-kW Model K2 solid-state power modulators.

The compact configuration of the K2 modulator is expected to simplify compatibility and integration with Sterigenics's accelerator electron-beam system. Using the systems could also provide more options than conventional pulse-forming networks and thyratron tube technology.

“We are confident that implementing ScandiNova's solid-state technology over traditional existing technology will significantly improve our production capability, increase uptime, and reduce our maintenance time and associated costs,” says Peter Baker, general manager of Sterigenics's San Diego plant.

In addition to gamma, ethylene oxide, and electron beam sterilization services, Sterigenics also provides consulting and contract ionization services to medical device manufacturers. The company has 40 service centers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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