Existing sterilization processes have proven to be inadequate in many instances. Microbial and viral contamination of tissues leads to major safety concerns involving surgical allografts. "Sterilization of Biological Tissues with Ionizing Radiation" provides information on the issues presented at an international meeting in Wales, supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It includes a Code of Practice for the Radiation Sterilization of Tissues with an evaluation of the code and its outcome. This book presents all of the methodologies used in the field and outlines new methods of protecting tissues that allow the use of high doses of ionizing radiations to inactivate invading organisms.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc