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16 November 2016

iia / WINS Workshop on the Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities

On 11th November 2016, directly after IMRP18, iia and WINS organised a workshop on: ‘The Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities used for Industrial and Research Irradation and Sterilisation’. The Workshop Program included the following themes: developing a common understanding, designing and implementing operational security measures, addressing the insider threat and implementing security by design. iia[…]

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15 November 2016

IMRP 19 will be held in Strasbourg, France

The location (Strasbourg) for IMRP 19 was announced during the closing plenary of IMRP 18 which was held in Vancouver, Canada, last week. A short promotional video about Strasbourg is available on the iia You Tube and can be accessed via the link that appears below. Strasbourg – Home of Inventions The date for the[…]

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14 November 2016

IMRP 18 – Laureate Award Winners

The IMRP 18 Laureate Awards were announced during the Closing Plenary on Thursday 10 November. The winners were Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly (University of Maryland U.S.A.) Scientific Laureate and Mr Zhang Xianghua (Wuxi El-Pont, P.R. China) Business Laureate. Further information is available in the attached Press Release. Press Release – Laureates

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8 November 2016

IMRP 18 – Opening Plenary

The 18th and 40th anniversary International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) has begun with an exciting program of opening day plenary speakers. Watch the welcome video The conference was opened by John Masefield with welcome addresses by Dan Carestio (STERIS AST) and Martell Winters (Nelson Laboratories). The Plenary presentations are: Clean Nuclear Power, Safe Hospitals[…]

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8 November 2016

Nordion and Bruce Power ensure global Cobalt-60 supply up to 2064

Nordion and Bruce Power have entered into an agreement to secure the long-term supply of Cobalt-60 up to 2064. This news was announced by Bruce Power earlier today during the opening plenary of IMRP 18 in Vancouver. The agreement extends a previous supply arrangement that would have expired at the end of 2028 and now[…]

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5 November 2016

Ionisos acquires Leoni Studer Hard GMBH

On the 3rd November 2016 Ionisos announced that it had acquired Leoni Studer Hard GMBH which is based in Bautzen which is on the boarder between Germany and Poland. Leoni Studer Hard GmbH operates state-of-the- art irradiation accelerator technology for the crosslinking of pipes and cables used in construction and automotive industries. The company was[…]

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4 November 2016

iia Awards at IRaP 2016

The International Irradiation Association (iia) was represented at IRaP2016 by Yves Henon (iia – Deputy General Manager) and Dr. Gustavo Varca (iia – Scientific Advisor). The International Irradiation Association provided three awards which were given to students in recognition of their scientific work and contribution to the advancement of sciences of ionizing irradiation. An awards[…]

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1 November 2016

iia on You Tube

iia has created a You Tube channel to hold video material produced by the Association. The latest addition is an Introduction to the aims and activities of iia. The channel also includes summaries of IMRP 16 Montreal and IMRP 17 Shanghai as well as a promotional video for IMRP 18 Vancouver. The channel will be[…]

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31 October 2016

IRaP 2016 Ionizing Radiation & Polymers Symposium

The 12th Ionizing Radiation & Polymers Symposium (IRaP 2016) was held in the south of France from 25 to 30 September 2016. The event was organised by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) and the The “Center of Research on Ions Materials and Photonics” (CIMAP) in cooperation with the IAEA, ANDRA, Areva and iia. IRaP[…]

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