Tour, Talk and Lunch at Steri-Tek-Larry Nichols-01/09/2018 - 11:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Tour, Talk and Lunch at Steri-Tek
Event Date: 
01/09/2018 - 11:30am
Event Location: 
Steri-Tek, 48225 Lakeview Blvd. Fremont
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Larry Nichols
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Event Speaker Bio: 

Larry Nichols is the CEO of Steri-Tek, located in Fremont, CA.
Larry began working in the medical device sterilization industry at Nutek Corp in 1996. During his tenure at Nutek, he was involved with operations, quality and management.
He has been in charge of validating all of the customer’s products at the facility. He coordinated the validations with the customers and advised them of their responsibilities to conform with ISO, the FDA, Japanese and European regulations. In 2009, Larry join the committees for ISO/AAMI Radiation Sterilization Working Group (ISO/TC 198/WG 02) and ASTM Committee E61 on Radiation Processing. Larry gives talks at industry events such as Medical Device and Manufacturing Conferences, Texas A&M workshops and the International Irradiation Association.
Larry earned his BS degree in Business Management from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Happy 2018!

As we kick off Bio2Device Group's 15th year, we are doing something totally different. And please NOTE: we are LIMITED TO 30 ATTENDEES, so pre-registration is a must!!!

Our evening meeting on January 9, 2018 will be a NOON type field-trip meeting to Steri-Tek in Fremont! This timing is an attempt to avoid the late afternoon and evening rush-hour mayhem in the East Bay. We will gather at Steri-Tek at 11:30Am for check-in, a light lunch, and networking. At 12PM will have a tour of Steri-Tek's new e-Beam and X-Ray sterilization facility. Upon completion of the tour (about 12:30pm), Larry Nichols will give an introductory presentation on sterilization of pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. Some of what he will cover is:

E-Beam and X-Ray Sterilization

What materials are compatible
Medical Device

Tricks to make radiation work for sensitive materials
Split Dosing
Temperature controlled processing
Shielding the beam
Attenuating the beam
Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Why E-Beam
Quick processing time
Most gentle on materials
Most cost effective

Why X-Ray
Deep product penetration
Gentle on materials
Dose uniformity

We will then wrap up the event with one-on-one discussions and questions and networking.

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