If we review early medical cases, the most common causes of death post any sort of medical procedure would not be due to complications of the procedure, rather due to infection. This could be because of the way the wound was not taken care of properly or because the tools and conditions in which the procedure was carried out were not clean enough. The introduction of sterilization in the field of medicine completely changed the entire landscape of how we took care of our tools and has now made it possible to be able to perform a lot of other procedure as well.
One of the most common and widely used sterilization techniques is through gamma irradiation. This can be used for syringes, surgical blades, adhesive dressings, hypodermic needles etc. Its use is important in numerous medical fields as well like traumatology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and cardiac surgery etc. to name a few. Gamma irradiation has stronger penetration power, so you know that it does a very thorough job, plus the fact that it is compatible with all types of items, dry, moist frozen or otherwise allows for better compatibility.
However, the strong penetration power of gamma rays also means that it ends up ruining the container in which your substance is contained. This can become really problematic for you, and this is why medical coatings have now been introduced. These medical coatings are resistant to gamma radiation, easily protecting the container it is supposed to be covering. So, you can completely sterilize your equipment, and at the same time, not have to worry about containers getting affected or destroyed by the radiation. There are companies like Orion Industries that specialize in creating coatings for multiple sectors, and they also happen to have a different sector for medical coatings as well in case you want to check them out.