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BioPhorum, Polymershapes, and the Future of Material Sterilization

The biopharmaceutical industry relies on single-use systems (SUS) and materials to develop safe, high-quality medications and other products. Although SUS products are designed to only be used once, it’s still important to be mindful of what happens to the material afterward. One of the biggest challenges the industry currently faces is finding a way to implement sustainable sterilization techniques without overloading the supply chain.  

BioPhorum unites leading experts and top manufacturers to plot the future of the biopharmaceutical industry. Part of these ongoing efforts include exploring sustainable alternatives to gamma irradiation. With potential alternatives, such as X-ray sterilization, being explored, it’s important to explore the details of each process and the possible impact on the environment.  

Polymershapes’ Involvement with BioPhorum

For over 20 years, BioPhorum has worked with global manufacturers and suppliers to provide innovative solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry.  As a member of this organization, Polymershapes is actively involved in helping BioPhorum with their long-term sustainability efforts.       

As industry leaders explore safer alternatives to gamma irradiation, the primary concern is potential material supply constraints. Polymershapes is one of North America’s leading plastics distributors equipped with the industry knowledge to help BioPhorum make informed decisions based on the current state of the plastics industry. 

Click here to learn more about BioPhorum’s study that started an industry-wide push for more stable sterilization methods.