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6 December 2017

ARIES Proof of Concept Fund

Aries (Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society) is inviting requests for support from the ARIES Proof-of-Concept (PoC) fund. The POC offers financial support to study, develop and establish the commercial feasibility of novel concepts within accelerator science. Lead applicants must be part of the ARIES consortium (ie: beneficiaries or partner organisations). However, […]

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4 December 2017

Fresh Vietnamese Mango imports to the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh mango fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. After analyzing the potential plant pest risks, APHIS scientists determined that mangos from Vietnam can be safely imported under a systems approach that includes […]

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1 December 2017

IAEA – Technical Cooperation Program

“To mark the 60th anniversary of the IAEA technical cooperation (TC) programme, the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond — Contributing to Development took place in Vienna from 30 May to 1 June 2017. The conference brought together high-level decision makers and policy formulators, technical experts at the senior […]

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25 November 2017

Conservation of cultural heritage by irradiation

The IAEA just announced the publication of Uses of Ionizing Radiation for Tangible Cultural Heritage Conservation. This book provides state of the art knowledge on radiation technology applied to the conservation and consolidation of items of cultural heritage. IAEA Radiation Technology Series No. 6 STI/PUB/1747, 241 pp.; 92 figs.; 2017; ISBN: 978-92-0-103316-1, English, 50.00 Euro […]

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24 November 2017

Nordion, Bruce Power and Cameco providing reliable supply of Cobalt-60

Nordion, Bruce Power and Cameco are working together to ensure the continued availability of High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt 60 used in the treatment of cancer once the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk river closes in March 2018. Nordion and Bruce Power also have an agreement to secure the long-term supply of Cobalt-60 […]

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20 November 2017

Evaluation of Directive 1999/2/EC on food treated with ionising radiation

In 2017, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission decided to undertake an evaluation of Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation. This process known […]

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13 November 2017

Accelerator on a Chip

In 2013 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University reported on research that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain […]

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10 November 2017

Accelerator grant given for water treatment project

Fermilab scientist Jayakar ‘Charles’ Thangaraj has been awarded $200,000 from the Accelerator Stewardship Program of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the design of a new, compact high-power accelerator. For more information follow the link to Fermilab

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8 November 2017

Whitepaper – A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products

The White Paper is being jointly published by GIPA and iia. The purpose of the White Paper is to describe the role and importance of the key industrial sterilization methods to the healthcare industry and the means by which each technology ensures that products are safe and ready for their intended use. This paper focusses […]

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