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20 February 2018

IAEA DG visits Philippines: Food Security, Health and Nuclear Power

THE IAEA Director General had discussions with senior officials focused on how the IAEA assists Member States in the safe and appropriate use of nuclear and related technologies for improving crop varieties, which contributes to food security and sustainable agricultural development globally. “Irradiation of agricultural products prolongs shelf lives, resulting in a secure rice supply,[…]

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19 February 2018

Alternative Technologies Update

The discussion about alternatives to the use of radiological material is ongoing. In 2017 the International Irradiation Association worked with GIPA in order to finalise and publish a White Paper – A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the industrial Sterilisation of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products. Also in 2017 iia member[…]

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15 February 2018

Innovative sterilization process for complex components

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology – a member of iia – have developed a sterilization process with low-energy electrons for components with complex geometries. With the help of a robotic arm and adapted software control, electron beam sterilization can be used for complex products, extremely rough surfaces,[…]

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14 February 2018

Updated iia website

The iia website has been updated with additional content and greater functionality. A Resources page has been added to the public area of the website. This contains the recently published technology comparison White Paper and some newly produced Factsheets about irradiation and some of its applications. Further Factsheets are in the pipeline about ebeam and[…]

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12 February 2018

IAEA – Employment opportunities

The IAEA offers a variety of employment opportunities for professional and general service posts; consultants and experts; junior staff, through internships; and the Junior Professional Officer programme. The IAEA is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a background in science, technology, management and administration to join its staff. For more information about the positions[…]

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11 February 2018

A Review of Food Irradiation in 2017

The linked article is a recap of progress made worldwide with food irradiation in 2017. More food was irradiated in 2017 than in any previous year. Many countries have begun to irradiate foods, especially for reasons of market access. Irradiation is becoming the preferred intervention technology to prevent harmful insects when shipments of fresh produce[…]

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8 February 2018

The IMRP website is now live

  The IMRP19 website is now live. iia members are receiving information on the partnership opportunities (sponsorship and exhibition). The program and organising committees are making good progress and the website will be regularly updated as plans for the conference develop. If you like to receive email updates please sign up to receive our newsletter.[…]

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