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30 October 2017

White Paper – Comparison: Gamma, Eb, Xray and EO for Sterilisation

The International Irradiation Association (iia) has worked with the Gamma Industry Processing Alliance (GIPA) to publish the attached White Paper: “A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products”. The purpose of the White Paper is to discuss the role and importance of major […]

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29 October 2017

Irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions.

MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the irradiated plastic with cement paste and fly ash to produce concrete that is up to 15 percent stronger than conventional concrete. For more information follow the […]

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23 October 2017

iia and the Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation

The iia attended a meeting of the Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation (‘Panel’) on Wednesday 18th October. Martin Comben of iia presented an update of iia activities including details of: its activities to help address the issue of cobalt-60 shipment denial through the Transport Facilitation Working Group including the production of new literature and it […]

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22 October 2017

Rosatom and CMI Développement to build irradiation facilities in Morocco

Following the recent visit of the Russian Prime Minister Medvedev to Morocco, CMI Développement Company, the regional council of the Marrakech-Safi region and Rusatom Healthcare (a subsidiary of ROSATOM) signed Memorandum of Understanding on October 10, 2017. The document provides long-term cooperation on creation of multipurpose irradiation centers in the region of Marrakech-Safi and the […]

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20 October 2017

Exclusive invitation for iia members

Special Call for paper submission exclusive to iia members – RPC The International Irradiation Association in close contact with the Editors of the journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier), one of the most relevant journals for the radiation processing community has made available the contribution of iia members in the special issue entitled – Radiation […]

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17 October 2017

Mango Industry – using irradiation to gain market access

In November 2015 ABC news reported on an opportunity to export Australian mangoes to the United States. The article highlighted the important role played by iia member Steritech and the State of Queensland to the initiative. “Brisbane irradiation facility ready for Australia’s first big season of mango deliveries to the USA“. This month, October 2017, […]

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16 October 2017

NUTECH 2017 – Report

The International Conference on Developments and Applications of Nuclear Technologies – NUTECH 2017 was held from September 10-13th in Krakow, Poland. Approximately 100 participants from 28 countries attended the conference that was as organized the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw and the GH University of Science and Technology. The main goal of […]

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14 October 2017

Mevex 30th anniversary

Mevex celebrated its 30th anniversary as a company on October 6th 2017. The company started life as a handful of engineers with a vision of creating an industrial linear accelerator business. Thirty years later, Mevex is now a multinational corporation with employees on three continents and customers on five. Mevex is now one of the […]

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13 October 2017

IBA 30th anniversary

iia members IBA recently recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and the image above was taken at an IBA celebration to mark the event. IBA was founded by Yves Jongen in 1986 as a spin-off of the Cyclotron Research Center of the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), Belgium. Initially active in medical imaging, the company turned […]

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