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6 June 2008

Washington Drug-Device Workshop Presentations

21 -22 June 2007 | A total of 65 people attended this 1 1/2 day workshop. Click here for a copy of the circular. Below are various presentations that speakers have agreed to share with us. Also attached is a copy of the survey results of the attendees. Radiation Sterilization Drug-Device Healthcare Products Presentations: Scientific […]

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6 June 2008

Developments in Radiation Sterilization MDT 2008

R. Brinston, Manager, iiA, Ottawa, Canada, A. Miller Radiation Research Department, Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark and C. Deeley, International Marketing Manager, REVISS Services (UK) Ltd, Chesham, United Kingdom and deputy-chair IMRP 2008 Program Committee This article outlines some of the most significant recent developments in radiation sterilisation and initiatives currently underway.  Click here for […]

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6 June 2008

SAL Survey Results

10 June 2008 | The iiA sponsored a survey on Sterility Assurance Levels (SALs) because the Healthcare industry is increasingly developing more complex, radiation-sensitive healthcare products, such as advanced combination drug-device products. AAMI ST 67 “Sterilization of health care products – Requirements for products labeled “STERILE” is currently being re-balloted, and it is timely to […]

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30 April 2008

New Worldwide Directory of Electron Beam Facilities

The IAEA has recently published a directory of electron beam irradiation facilities located in 23 countries, including Member States. This 193 page document contains a wealth of information from the complete address, contact name and technical data on the machine including installation date, energy range and beam power. They would like to thank everyone who […]

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30 April 2008

ISO/TC 34/ WG 10 Meeting London September 18 & 19

Romina Garay, Convenor of ISO/ TC 34/WG 10 is proceeding to organize a meeting of this working group to discuss ISO /CD 22008, Food irradiation – Good processing practices for the irradiation of foods intended for human consumption. The BSI British Standards has kindly offered to host this meeting at their headquarter offices in Chiswick […]

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30 April 2008

Chlorine Disinfectants May Not Be Enough

Washing fresh fruits and vegetables, even with chlorine disinfectants, may not be enough to rid them of certain bacteria that cause food poisoning, say researchers, who found that the most successful means of killing microbes is through irradiating food. Growing fresh fruits and vegetables in open fields exposes them to microbes from soil, irrigation water, […]

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25 February 2008

Radiation Source Use and Replacement Report, Just Released

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 medical and research equipment, […]

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4 February 2008

ISO/TC 34/ WG 10 Meeting

4 February 2008 | ISO/TC 34/WG 10 N 23 – Minutes of the Conference Call 31st January 2008, 11:00 (GMT -2:00) Not for distribution but internal use by iia Members. ISO/TC 34/WG 10 “Food irradiation” First Teleconference Meeting Minutes 31 January 2008, 11:00 (GMT -2:00) Welcome by Romina Garay, ISO/TC 34/WG 10 Convenor. Due to […]

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29 January 2008

ISO/TC 34 N Food Irradiation Working Group Update

Romina Garay convenor of ISO/TC 34 N 1198, CD 22008, Food Irradiation- Good processing practices for the irradiation of foods intended for human consumption, is organizing a conference call on 31 January 2008 at 13:00 GMT for working group experts. She has distributed some of the documents to be discussed during this call, including the […]

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29 January 2008

IAEA Convenes Meeting on Denial of Shipments

With widespread applications in medical, industrial, research and energy fields, the safe and assured shipment of radioactive materials is both a public health and economic issue. An international conference in Vienna 17 -18 January 2008 gathered experts from governmental agencies, transport organizations and radiation source manufacturers to discuss transport issues involving radioactive materials. “Denial of […]

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