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24 December 2014

Ionisos – acquired by Agilitas

Agilitas, a pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of Financiere Ionisos SAS (“Ionisos”), one of Europe’s leading providers of cold sterilisation services, from Naxicap Partners, for an undisclosed consideration. Press Release

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16 December 2014

Australia approves the irradiation of additional fruits and vegetables

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed an application made by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to irradiate apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, honeydew, rockmelon, scallopini1, strawberry, table grape and zucchini (courgette) for phytosanitary purposes. On 28 August 2014, FSANZ sought submissions on a draft variation and published an associated […]

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10 December 2014

New EB facility in the Philippines

On December 8, 2014 Science Secretary Mario G. Montejo inaugurated the new electron beam facility of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) in Manila. The 2.5 MeV – 100 kW machine partly financed by IAEA will be used for R&D and semi-commercial irradiation of polymers. The PNRI also operates a gamma irradiation facility where spices […]

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1 December 2014

Technology News for iia Members

The Autumn edition of European Medical Device Technology (emdt) included an article about a low energy X-Ray system that is aimed at inhouse usage. The article can be accessed via the following link EnXray

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27 November 2014

JSC Isotope Source Returns Program

JSC have made available an open letter which explains their policy in relation to the Cobalt 60 source returns including the RSL 2089 pencil that was sold via Reviss. The letter can be accessed via the following link. JSC Isotope letter

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22 November 2014

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Technology

The article is in Russian but it appears to say: So far the technology has been mainly used in 3D printing for the aerospace industry. The technology was developed by Swedish company Arcan AB. Powder in the desired quantity is placed in a vacuum chamber after which a controlled flow of electrons layer by layer […]

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14 November 2014

Phytosanitary irradiation upon entry in the USA

The International Journal of Food Science and Technology just published an interesting article titled: Phytosanitary irradiation in ports of entry: a practical solution for developing countries. The authors are Emilia Bustos-Griffin, Guy J. Hallman and Robert L. Griffin.

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5 November 2014

Innovative application of irradiation for winemakers

The website of El Mundo of 1st July 2014 reports an innovation designed in Northern Spain by the electron beam contractor Mevion Technology in collaboration with oenology experts. In this new application, electron beam irradiation is used to inactivate Brettanomyces, a wine spoilage yeast present inside the wood of wine barrels. While the compounds formed by Brettanomyces may at low […]

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