Low Dose Gamma Irradiation

Low Dose Gamma Irradiation


Lo-Rad_logo_clr Lower Dose Gamma Irradiation represents the latest example of Parametrics Medical’s commitment to technology and safety. The low dose process allows allografts to be irradiated at doses of 1.25 MegaRads, while maintaining a sterility assurance level (SAL) of 10-6.

The low dose process is validated using ISO 11137 Method 2B, and is used in conjunction with the patented technology to provide an excellent combination of safety and functionality.

  • A recent study showed that low dose gamma irradiation has no effect on the strength and elastic modulus of any allograft.
  • Allografts are cleaned and disinfected using a proprietary process involving chemical and antibiotic exposure and then terminally irradiated to reduce the potential of disease transmission.
  • Low Dose gamma irradiation validation testing provided by Nelson Laboratories, an independent laboratory.
Footnote: Balsy CR, Cotter AT, Williams LA, Gaskins BD, Moore MA, Wolfinbarger L jr. Effect of low dose and moderate dose gamma irradiation on the mechaninical properties of bone and soft tissue allografts. Cell Tissue Banking. 2008;9.289-298