Betty Howard is Senior Radiation Sterilization Manager at STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies. Ms. Howard has been with STERIS AST for more than 20 years and manages/provides education and scientific guidance to internal and external customers on a global scale for all areas of radiation sterilization and related microbiology testing.
She is a member of the industrial committees responsible for developing content and guidance in the industry (such as AAMI Working Groups for Radiation Processing, Sterility Assurance Levels and Materials Compatibility and BPSA). Ms. Howard has over 30 years of industry experience in healthcare, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals product applications including radiation sterilization (dose setting, Project Management, problem solving and testing), biotechnology research, applications development and technical support related to medical devices, drug discovery, analytic instrumentation, microbiology, biochemistry, sterilization processes and materials compatibility. She held previous positions with Amersham/GE, Perkin Elmer and Illinois Department of Public Health.
She holds a BS and MS degree from the University of Illinois in Biological Sciences and an MBA in Marketing and General Business.