In the final step of the process, we sterilise the bottles or containers with gamma radiation or irradiation from the isotope Cobalt60. Just like with X-rays, gamma radiation can easily penetrate substance. This way, bottles can be treated in their final packaging, with the certainty that each bottle, even the ones in the middle, receive the proper radiation dosage. The radiation is not potent enough to make the product itself active, just like a patient is not radioactive after an X-ray. The purpose of this treatment is to break down the DNA of microorganisms. The process is validated in accordance with ISO 11137 and European and American Pharmacopoeia guidelines. During the radiation process, the radiation indicators will discolour, guaranteeing that you have a treated product.
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