Welcome

 

Texas A&M University's National Center for Electron Beam Research hosts the top eBeam and X-ray technology workshop, providing practical information on eBeam and X-ray technologies, how to adopt these technologies, and hands-on eBeam dose mapping and dosimetry exercises.

This workshop is customized for the adoption of these technologies in medical devices, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, food, and pet food, as well as other industries such as environmental, sterile insect technology (SIT), crop mutation, and tissue sterilization.

This workshop spans 5 days, with 2.5 days focused on medical and pharmaceutical applications and the remaining 2.5 days focused on food, environmental, and other applications

The intended audience comprises entrepreneurs, early adopters of technology, professionals in various industries, government and academic researchers, as well as providers of eBeam and X-ray technology.

This event is exceptional because it facilitates in-person, high-quality interactions between the foremost eBeam/X-ray technology providers, technology adopters, and potential investors looking to enter this market sector. The chance to connect with top technology vendors stands out as a key feature of this event.

 


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  1. Deep understanding of high energy and low energy electron beam and X-ray technology principles and applications.
  2. Hands-on experience with eBeam dose penetration, dosimetry, and dose-mapping of actual products.
  3. BYOP – Bring your own product for a personalized experience in dose mapping and preliminary data!
  4. Unique opportunity to interact with the world’s leading equipment manufacturers.
  5. Deep understanding of adopting and utilizing eBeam and X-ray technology for commercial applications.
An aerial view of the Texas A&M University campus

Session Information

1ST SESSION: APRIL 15 - 17, 2024

Focused on the use of eBeam and X-ray technologies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.
 

  • April 15th  — 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at The Calvary Court Hotel
  • April 16th  — 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the eBeam Facility
  • April 16th  — 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the eBeam Facility
  • April 17th  — 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Calvary Court Hotel

 

2ND SESSION: APRIL 17 - 19, 2024

Focused on the use of eBeam and X-ray technologies
in fresh food, fresh produce, phytosanitary, pet food, and agro-industries
 

  • April 17th — 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at The Calvary Court Hotel
  • April 18th — 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the eBeam Facility
  • April 18th — 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the eBeam Facility
  • April 19th — 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Calvary Court Hotel

Reserve your spot now!

 

Early registration is $600 per session or $1,000 for two sessions.

Regular registration is $1,000 per session or $1,750 for two sessions.
 

Attending both sessions is encouraged!

NOTE: Registration fees are refundable until March 1, 2024.

Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife, and National Center for Electron Beam Research

Tentative Agenda

 

 

Session 1: eBeam and X-ray Technologies in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology Industries.

Day 1: Monday, April 15, 2024 — The Calvary Court Hotel

  • 11:30 - 12:00 — Sign-in and Registration

  • 12:00 - 13:00 — Workshop Networking Lunch at The Calvary Court Hotel
  • 13:00 - 13:15  Introduction/Objectives of the Workshop
  • Dr. Suresh Pillai, NCEBR-TAMU
  • 13:15 - 13:45 — Principles of Ionizing Technology and Microbial Inactivation 
  • Dr. Suresh Pillai, NCEBR-TAMU
  • 13:45 - 14:15  Dose Deposition in eBeam Technology
  • Michael Fletcher, PCT eBeam Systems
  • 14:15 - 14:45 — Dosimetry and Dose-mapping
  • James McCoy, Becton Dickinson
  • 14:45 - 15:00  Networking Coffee Break
  • 15:00 - 15:30  Adoption of eBeam technology in the medical device industry
  • Todd Powell, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Radiology 
  • 15:30 - 16:00  How do linear accelerators work and how are they utilized?
  • MEVEX-STERIS
  • 16:00 - 16:30 — How do Rhodotrons work and how are they utilized?
  • IBA Industrial 
  • 16:30 - 16:50 — Perspectives of a eBeam/X-ray Technology Adopter
  • Larry Nichols, Steri-Tek
  • 16:50 - 17:10  Perspectives of eBeam Commercial Services Provider
  • NextBeam
  • 17:10 - 17:30  Overview of BYOP (Bring your own product) Hand-on Experiments are planned for Tuesday, April 16.
  • Katherine Daugherty, Workshop faculty NCEBR-TAMU
  • 18:30  - 18:00 — Dinner - Coopers BBQ
  • Location: 3055 S Earl Rudder Fwy, College Station, Texas

 

Day 2: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 — eBeam Center, 400 Discovery Drive, College Station, Texas

  • 08:15 - 10:00 — Single and Double-beam Dosing Experiments
  • Workshop faculty - Katherine Daugherty 
  • 10:00 - 10:30 — Workshop Networking Coffee Break
  • 10:30 - 12:30 — Single and Double-Beam Dosing Experiments (cont'd)
  • Workshop faculty - Katherine Daugherty 
  • 12:30 - 13:30 — Workshop Networking Lunch — SBISA Dining Hall
  • 13:30 - 15:00 — BYOP - Bring Your Own Product Dose-Mapping Exercise (cont'd)
  • Workshop faculty - Katherine Daugherty
  • 15:00 - 15:30 — Workshop Networking Coffee Break
  • 15:30 - 17:00 — BYOP - Bring Your Own Product Dose-Mapping Exercise (cont'd)
  • Workshop faculty - Katherine Daugherty
  • 18:00 - 21:00 — Dinner - AgriLife Center
  • Location: 556 John Kimbrough Blvd.

 

Day 3: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 — The Calvary Court Hotel

  • 08:15 - 09:00 — Discussion of Lab Exercises Results
  • Katherine Daugherty, Workshop faculty NCEBR-TAMU
  • 09:00 - 09:30 — Polymers and Life Science Applications with Medium Energy eBeam (MEEB)
  • Gustavo Varca, eBeam Services
  • 09:30 - 09:50 — Experiences of an eBeam Facility in Mexico
  • Fernando Luna, Avantti MediClear
  • 09:50 - 10:00 — Workshop Networking Coffee Break
  • 10:00 - 11:20 — Overview of National Laboratory Activities on Alternative Technologies Speakers:
  • 10:00 - 10:20 Charles Jayakar, Fermilab
  • 10:20 - 10:40 John Vennekate, Jefferson Lab
  • 10:40 - 11:00 Randy Schwarz, PNNL
  • 11:00 - 11:20 Jacob Ellis, PNNL
  • 11:30 - 12:00 — Evaluations/Wrap-up
  • Dr. Suresh Pillai, NCEBR-TAMU

 


 

Session 2: Food, Agriculture and Environment

Day 3: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 — The Calvary Court Hotel

  • 12:00 - 13:00 — Workshop Networking Lunch
  • 13:00 - 13:30 — Food Safety/Shelf Life/Phytosanitary Applications
  • Dr. Suresh Pillai, NCEBR-TAMU
  • 13:30 - 14:00 — How are linear accelerators used in the food industry?
  • MEVEX-STERIS
  • 14:00 - 14:30 — How are Phodotrons used in the food industry?
  • IBA
  • 14:30 - 15:00 — USDA-APHIS Regulations for Phytosanitary Treatments
  • Laura Jeffers, USDA-APHIS
  • 15:00 - 15:15 — Workshop Networking Coffee Break
  • 15:15 - 15:20 — Low Energy eBeam (LEEB/LEEX) for food applications
  • Karl Swanson, PCT eBeam 
  • 15:20 - 15:50 — Microbial Inactivation and D-10 Values & Risk Assessment
  • Chandni Praveen, Workshop faculty
  • 15:50 - 16:20 — eBeam for Vaccines Development
  • Palmy Jesudhasan, USDA-ARS
  • 16:20 - 16:40 — An Investor's Experience in Adopting eBeam/X-ray Technologies
  • Gerardo Meave, eFoods Imports Inc.
  • 16:40 - 17:00 — eBeam Technology Expansion in China
  • Gillian Hu
  • 17:15 - 17:30 — Overview of BYOP (Bring your own product) Hands-on Experiments planned for Tuesday, April 18.
  • Katherine Daugherty, Workshop faculty NCEBR-TAMU
  • 18:30 - 20:30  Dinner — Casa do Brasil
  • Location: 1665 Greens Prairie Rd W, College Station, Texas
     

Day 4: Thursday, April 18, 2024 — eBeam Center - 400 Discovery Drive

  • 08:15 - 10:00 — Single and Double-Beam Dosing Experiments
  • Workshop Faculty - Katherine Daugherty
  • 10:00 - 10:30 — Workshop Networking Coffee Break
  • 10:30 - 12:30 — Single and Double-Beam Dosing Experiments (cont'd)
  • Workshop Faculty - Katherine Daugherty
  • 12:30 - 13:30 — Workshop Networking Lunch - SBISA Dinning Hall 
  • 13:30 - 15:00 — BYOP - Bring Your Own Product Dose-Mapping Exercise (cont'd)
  • Workshop Networking - Katherine Daugherty
  • 15:00 - 15:30 — Workshop Networking Coffee Break
  • 15:30 - 17:00 — BYOP - Bring Your Own Product Dose-Mapping Exercise (cont'd)
  • Katherine Daughtery, Workshop Faculty
  • 18:30 - 20:30 — Dinner — Maria Mia Restaurant
  • Location: 1007 Earl Rudder Fwy, College Station, Texas

 

Day 5: Friday, April 19, 2024 — The Calvary Court Hotel

  • 08:15 - 09:15 — Discussion of Lab Exercises
  • Katherine Daugherty, Workshop Faculty
  • 09:15 - 09:45 — PUFFin Software Modeling for Phytosanitary
  • Randy Schwarz, PNNL
  • 09:45 - 10:15 — Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) Needs
  • John Welch, USDA-APHIS
  • 10:15 - 10:35 — Emerging Areas of Research in SIT
  • Aaron Tarone, TAMU
  • 10:35 - 10:50 — Networking Coffee Break
  • 10:50 - 11:10 — eBeam for Environmental Applications
  • Satya Patel, TAMU-NCEBR
  • 11:10 - 11:30 — Using LEEB for Research
  • Sathvik Patchametla, TAMU-NCEBR
  • 11:30 - 11:50 — eBeam for Crop Mutation
  • Nithya Subramaniam, TAMU
  • 11:50 - 12:20 — eBeam for Plastic Upcycling
  • Matt Pharr, TAMU
  • 12:20 - 12:30 — Evaluations/Wrap-up
  • Dr. Suresh Pillai, NCEBR-TAMU
  • 12:30 - 13:30 — Networking Lunch 

Hotel Information

NOTE: Participants should make their own hotel reservations for this workshop.*


Hotel Room Block Information: 

Participants are advised to book their room at The Calvary Court Hotel.

NOTE:

  • Government officials can try to book their rooms at government rate if this category of rooms is available.

Speakers

*Currently in preparation.

Contact the Event Organizers

Dr. Suresh Pillai

suresh.pillai@ag.tamu.edu

 

Dr. Oscar Acuna Blanco

oscar.acunablanco@ag.tamu.edu