NEWS RELEASE: MedAccred Program Joins Influential Irradiation Industry Association

A portrait of MedAccred Sterilization Staff Engineer and Auditor Kim Patton.

MedAccred Sterilization Staff Engineer and Auditor Kim Patton [Photo courtesy of MedAccred]

The MedAccred program has become a member of The Irradiation Panel, a renowned not-for-profit industry association representing global and diverse interests in radiation processing.

The panel is comprised of suppliers and users of irradiated products and irradiation services, regulatory bodies, and consultants. Membership currently consists of 46 companies and nine individual members, including Steris, Sterigenics, BD, Smith & Nephew, NPL, Nelson, IBA, Mevex, and Astra Zeneca.

Established in 1966 and based in the UK, it has members from across Europe and beyond, and provides a forum for discussing the advancement, development, promotion, regulation and practice of radiation processing using electron beam, gamma, and X-ray technology. The panel meets twice a year to discuss the major issues and challenges facing the industry.

Kim Patton, Sterilization Staff Engineer and Auditor, the MedAccred program, said: “MedAccred is proud to have been accepted onto The Irradiation Panel. As the MedAccred program representative, I will attend meetings, both virtual and face-to-face as we develop white papers, gather literature references, perform studies and commission publications. “I am especially looking forward to working with industry radiation experts to create guidance documents to help the medical device industry address quality and compliance within critical process manufacturing.”

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