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9June2008

Control of High-activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan sources (HASS)

22 December 2003 | The EU Council Directive 2003/122/Euratom of on the control of high-activity sealed radioactive sources and orphan sources [Official Journal L 346 of 31.12.2003]. This directive will have major implications on all companies and organisations involved in the storage of sources and as such iia will be working with organisations such as […]

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9June2008

IAEA International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

25 June – 1 July 2005 | IAEA International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources, meeting report by Paul Wynne, iia Director. The iia was invited to participate when IAEA recognized our NGO status. The Conference The conference was attended by approximately 300 Regulators from almost 70 countries together with a variety […]

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9June2008

IMO Resolution to Facilitate Cobalt-60 Shipments

1 December 2005 | IMO Resolution to Facilitate Cobalt-60 Shipments The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a U.N. body representing 166 countries, approved an Assembly Resolution on December 2, 2005, regarding the importance of cobalt-60 from a medical and public health perspective and the need, globally, to facilitate its shipment by sea. This resolution was part […]

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9June2008

NRC Letter on Security and Control of Radioactive Sources to GOA and GOA Response

1 May 2006 | The US NRC has issued a very good 4-page letter to the Chairman, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs with respect to the security and control of radioactive sources. This was in response to the Government Accountability Office’s (GOA) actions in transporting (smuggling) a very small […]

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9June2008

Sterigenics Gamma Irradiator, Fleurus, Belgium – Incident Report

11 May 2006 | This report is provided by Sterigenics for members of iia to use and learn from. Here is a copy of the Fleurus Report for iiA members use only. (.pdf file 12 pages, 626 kB)Â Summary Description of the Incident: On Saturday, March 11, 2006, in response to a radiation monitor alarm […]

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9June2008

AdvaMed Statement to National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

29 January 2007 | AdvaMed Statement to National Academy of Sciences (NAS) John Masefield, iiA Chairman and Bob Morrissey iiA Director worked very closely with Tara Federici, Associate Vice President, Technology and Regulatory Affairs for AdvaMed on this initiative. Click here for a copy of the complete AdvaMed statement. AdvaMed, the world’s largest association representing […]

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9June2008

NAS Radiation Source Use and Replacement Report

20 February 2008 | The “Radiation Source Use and Replacement” congressionally mandated report released February 20, 2008 by the National Research Council of the National Academies recommended the U.S. government should give high priority and take steps to promote the replacement of radioactive cesium chloride radiation sources, a potential “dirty bomb” ingredient used in some […]

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6June2008

San Diego Drug-Device Workshop Presentations

San Diego iiA Workshop on Radiation Sterilization of Advanced Drug-Device Combination Products On December 6, 2006 the iiA sponsored this workshop on radiation sterilization of advanced drug-device combination products. Several presenters have made available copies of their presentations in .pdf format. Just click on the highlighted name of the speaker. Scientific Advances Speaker 8:30 – […]

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6June2008

San Diego Drug-Device Workshop Reflections

Reflections on the recent iiA Workshop on Radiation Sterilization of Advanced Drug-Device Combination Products John Masefield and Ruth Brinston, Medical Device Technology, Vol. 18 no. 2 March-April 2007 .pdf copy On December 6, 2006 pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device manufacturers and radiation processing experts came together in La Jolla, San Diego California at a Workshop sponsored […]

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6June2008

San Diego Drug-Device Workshop Reflections

Reflections on the recent iiA Workshop on Radiation Sterilization of Advanced Drug-Device Combination Products John Masefield and Ruth Brinston, Medical Device Technology, Vol. 18 no. 2 March-April 2007 .pdf copy On December 6, 2006 pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device manufacturers and radiation processing experts came together in La Jolla, San Diego California at a Workshop sponsored […]

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