C&C Irradiator Service is excited to announce a collaboration with R3 X-ray to supply X-ray sourced blood irradiation systems that will replace existing cesium-based systems across the U.S. The FDA 510k cleared RADGIL2 is one of very few FDA approved devices used for blood irradiation to prevent Transfusion Associated Graft versus Host Disease (TA-GvHD, a rare but often fatal reaction of blood transfusion.RADGIL2 is an effective, modern, and safe alternative to radioisotope-based blood irradiators. “Having had such a large network of customers with cesium sourced blood irradiators prior to and during this transition toward alternative technologies, we are excited to combine our expertise of cesium sources and knowledge of the blood irradiation market with R3’s extensive background in X-ray irradiation.” said Chad Gunther, COO/QA Director of C&C Irradiator Service.
These devices do not require costly security or expensive disposal at the end of the machine’s life cycle. The agreement between R3 and C&C can offer a full replacement solution from decommissioning an existing gamma irradiator to the installation of an X-ray system, facilitating a smooth transition from one irradiation technology to another for facilities across the country. “Ensuring our customers’ needs are met and exceeded is our number one priority”, said Robert Hase, Owner of R3 X-Ray. “The collaborative efforts between R3 and C&C allow us the ability to make the transition from cesium to X-ray go as smoothly as possible.”
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Radiological Security (ORS) is working with domestic users of cesium-137 based irradiators who are interested in converting to viable non-radioisotopic alternatives, including the RADGIL2. The Cesium Irradiator Replacement Project (CIRP) ,offered by ORS, provides qualified sites who are interested in making the switch with a financial incentive towards the purchase price of a new non-radioisotopic device, as well as the disposal of the cesium irradiator.
For more information regarding these systems and for making the switch from cesium to X-ray, please contact: