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30July2008

Global Healthcare Trends and the Role of Innovation, Plenary: Guy J. Lebeau, MD

13:30 – 14:15 Monday 22 September | Plenary Session 1: Healthcare Guy J. Lebeau, MD: Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Diagnostics Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa Presentation Abstract The environment in which healthcare is provided is undergoing a fundamental change; the needs of patients are colliding with economic realities and this […]

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23July2008

SAL Presentation to AAMI WG 90

24 June 2008 | Approved – The recommendation outlined in the presentation that I made (on behalf of iiA) to the AAMI WG 90 that they undertake:- “a work item to develop an approach to the choice of SAL that will more closely result in the selection of radiation sterilization doses that render products safe […]

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23July2008

USDA-APHIA PPQ Meeting with iiA

26 June 2008 | Alan Green, Director USDA-APHIS PPQ Plant Health Programs met with Michelle Marcotte and Ruth Brinston. The USDA recognize it is a costly and not an easy process for irradiation facilities to be able to irradiate produce for export to the USA. Given all USDA have invested in the technology, they would […]

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20July2008

165 Overcoming Challenges For Irradiation Of Allograft Tissue

9:55 – 10:20 Tuesday 23 September | Heathcare 2: Process Martell Winters: Nelson Laboratories 6280 S. Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123 E-Mail: mwinters@nelsonlabs.com Abstract Irradiation of human tissue for transplantation (allograft tissue) has been performed by some for over 20 years. Currently, as regulatory bodies pay increasing attention to the tissue industry, sterilization […]

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26June2008

FDA Meeting with iiA

26 June 2008 | Laura Tarantino, Director of Food Additive Safety, US FDA met with Michelle Marcotte and Ruth Brinston. Not surprising they can’t comment on the food irradiation labelling because it is a proposed rule in the blackout stage. As can be appreciated there were many, many form letters and quite a few letters […]

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10June2008

Radiation Processing Facilities: An Environmentally Friendly Option

2007 October 3 | presented by Ruth Brinston at an IAEA Technical Committee meeting on “Radiation Control of Biohazardous Contaminants”,1 – 5 October 2007, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, AUSTRIA Abstract Radiation-processing facilities deliver enormous benefits to society. That these facilities are environmentally friendly or “clean and green” may be one of the best-kept secrets. Over 170 […]

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10June2008

Industrial Electron Beam Processing -an IAEA and iia Booklet

2008 June 10 | At the iiA Annual General Meeting, in Kuala Lumpur several Members proposed that we prepare a companion booklet to Gamma Irradiators for Radiation Processing produced by the IAEA. As noted this initiative would help provide another opportunity for iia to establish stronger links with the IAEA. Jean Louis Bol agreed to […]

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9June2008

Irradiation of Shellfish and Fish

Shellfish and fish can be irradiated to control pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, and to extend their marketable life. by Michelle Marcotte, Marcotte Consulting Inc. (Updated September 2005) Control of Harmful and Spoilage Microorganisms Shellfish and may be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and Vibrio and other species including parasites. In addition, various […]

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9June2008

Ghana An Emerging Opportunity, October 2005

A report, “Irradiation Quarantine Export Development Feasibility Project” makes the compelling case that irradiation may be the only means of allowing fruits and vegetables exports from Ghana and the West Africa Trade Hub. Click here for the Ghana report. (.pdf copy, 823 kb & 48 pages) Some countries have approved methyl bromide and hot vapour […]

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9June2008

Benefits of Irradiated Food by Rick Hunter

This presentation on the Benefits of Irradiated Food (.pdf file 1,236 kB, 28 pages) prepared in 2006 by Rick Hunter President of Food Technology Service, Inc. and Chairperson of the Food Irradiation Processing Alliance (FIPA) covers the basic facts, benefits, regulation and various claims made by those against irradiation. It has been made available for […]

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