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How does Cobalt-60 help keep hearts pumping?

Cobalt-60 helps keep the beat going quite literally.

Through its sterilizing power, this important isotope is vital to disinfecting medical supplies, sanitizing tools, and sterilizing implants like mechanical valves used in life-saving heart surgery. Find out how in this video.

Did you know?

  • Implantable devices like orthopedics, stents, and heart valves are all sterilized using Cobalt-60
  • A wide range of pharmaceuticals are also sterilized with Cobalt-60
  • OPG and Bruce Power work with Ottawa-based health science company Nordion to supply Cobalt-60