The product arrives on a truck and is unloaded at the processing facility
The product is received by lot and product code that is entered into the Gamma Radiation Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST) operations management system, which provides for run generation, scheduling, processing, certification and release of product for shipment
The product is loaded into the processing container per established configurations, dosimeters are placed, and the product is exposed to the radiation field (Cobalt 60 source rack)
Dosimeters are analyzed after gamma irradiation of the product is complete, to confirm that the required dose has been delivered
All documentation and processing history records are reviewed, and if they are acceptable and Customer specifications are met, the product is released and shipped for use or further distribution.