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20July2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG)

On 26th May 2017 the iia was formally endorsed as a member of the Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG). This organisation is an independent group of experts that support the efficient global transport of radioactive material and report to the Inter-Agency Group composed of representative of the IAEA, ICAO, IMO Secretariats and UNECE . Martin […]

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19July2017

ISO Meeting – Minneapolis USA

The iia has a strategic relationship with the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation which is well represented at ISO meetings. As part of our ongoing relationship the Panel have provided us with an update on the recent ISO Standards meeting in Minneapolis USA. The meeting was held between 22 and 28 April. Click to […]

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17July2017

Irradiation of Cannabis

Cannabis is used under strict control for medicinal purposes in a few European and American countries. Herbal cannabis products must comply with various quality standards including presence of insects or microbial contamination by yeasts, moulds and pathogens. As some of the patients using cannabis have weak immune systems, irradiation is used as a microbiological safety […]

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14July2017

Particle Accelerators and People

Accelerators produce beams of subatomic particles and charged atoms that help manage our health and the environment. They also provide a significant tool for manufacturing industry, for sustaining greener, safer energy, and for securing our boarders and ensuring national security. Accelerators offer advanced investigation methods considered essential in many fields of basic and applied science. […]

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13July2017

New book on the history of radiation chemistry

The French Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) just published a book (in French) on the history of Radiation-Induced Reactions Studies in France from the 19th Century to the Present Day. This book will be of high interest to radiation chemists around the world who will learn about the early days of their science. Among several […]

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12July2017

Irradiación de alimentos: claves esenciales para entender el proceso

This headline appeared on the South American website Infobae Tendencies a few days ago. The article is in Spanish and can be accessed via the following link – Infobae Tendencies. The article references iia and members Daniel Perticaro (Ionics) and Celina Horak (CNEA). The website article includes links to several interesting short videos. We have done […]

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11July2017

Conservation and Restoration of St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, Croatia

St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, near Sisak in Croatia is a rare example of traditional folk baroque wooden architecture with a completely painted interior. This chapel was recently re-consecrated and returned to liturgical function after restoration and renovation. Our member the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) collaborated with the Croatian Conservation Institute for the disinfestation […]

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10July2017

Global X-Ray Irradiators Market Research Report 2017

The QY Research Group in Beijing published a 117-page Global Market Research Report on X-ray irradiators. This report studies X-Ray Irradiators and top manufacturers in Asia, North America and Europe giving for each manufacturer their capacity, production, price, revenue and market share. These manufacturers inckude Precision X-Ray (PXi), Xstrahl, Best Theratronics, Hitachi, Gilardoni, Gamma-Service, Cegelec, […]

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7July2017

Code of Conduct – Safety & Security of Radioactive Materials

Last week Member States and invited NGO’s attended a meeting at the IAEA in Vienna to review consider how best to standardise and implement the financial provision requirements relating to the management of radioactive sources once they become disused. Approximately 150 people attended the meeting which lasted 3 days. Previous meetings had identified that not […]

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3July2017

Decontamination of dry food ingredients by low energy electron beam: a world first

Based in Ritschenhausen, Germany, Kündig is a manufacturer of food ingredients highly focused on quality and safety. Established in 1920, the company has a long history of adopting innovative solutions to continuously improve processes and offer products of superior quality. Kündig is the first company in the world to adopt the new decontamination process developed […]

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