Irradiation boxes were portable versions of irradiators. They were used to hold possibly dangerous materials. Irradiation boxes were most often used by exploratory crews. Captains made sure anything brought back from a foreign planet was placed in an irradiation box to protect from potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria. The box utilized radiation and ultrasonic fields to eliminate harmful organisms. Synthtech Medtech Corporation specialized in the production of irradiation boxes.

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