RADIATION PROCESING FACILITIES
Nuklear Malaysia began developing radiation processing of various products in January 1989 at the SINAGAMA Irradiation Plant uses ionizing energy in the form of gamma radiation from Cobalt-60 source. The irradiation plant is the first government facility to certify with ISO 9001 since 1991. Currently known as SINAGAMA, the plant is a certified with MS ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003. The plant has been a tax-exempted area since 1999. On 1st April 2004, a new plant JS10000 (IR-219) has been installed and commissioned for further improvement in which it is able to simultaneously irradiate various product that requiring different doses.
Initially designed as a multi-purpose pilot facility for research and development purposes, the plant activities later diversified to offer services to the public for the sterilisation of medical products and packaging materials, decontamination of food, pharmaceuticals, herbs and animal feeds, and the disinfestations of insects in agricultural commodities, including for quarantine purposes. The plant also provides tissue and bone sterilisation services by gamma radiation for tissue banking purposes to relevant authorities such as hospitals and National Tissue Bank.
- Disinfestations of insects in agricultural commodities
Product Irradiation services:
|Sterilization of Medical Devices, Packaging Materials & Laboratory Supplies||Sterilization of Pharmaceutical Products|
|Foods, Herbs & Spices||Veterinary Product|
Advantages of Irradiation:
- Effectively kills microorganisms throughout the product and its packaging with very little temperature effect
- Reduction of microbical load
- Insect disinfestation
- Shelf-life extension
- Sprout inhibition
- Delay ripening
- Control of infection by parasites
For further inquiries, please contact SISPA.