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13 November 2017

Accelerator on a Chip

In 2013 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University reported on research that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain[…]

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10 November 2017

Accelerator grant given for water treatment project

Fermilab scientist Jayakar ‘Charles’ Thangaraj has been awarded $200,000 from the Accelerator Stewardship Program of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the design of a new, compact high-power accelerator. For more information follow the link to Fermilab

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8 November 2017

Whitepaper – A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products

The White Paper is being jointly published by GIPA and iia. The purpose of the White Paper is to describe the role and importance of the key industrial sterilization methods to the healthcare industry and the means by which each technology ensures that products are safe and ready for their intended use. This paper focusses[…]

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7 November 2017

Sterigenics International LLC Changes Name to Sotera Health LLC

Sterigenics International LLC  announced today that it has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health LLC. Its three operating companies – Nelson Labs™, Nordion® and Sterigenics® – will continue to maintain their current names. The new parent company name signals a more integrated and holistic customer value proposition as it combines the offerings of[…]

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7 November 2017

Marie Skłodowska Curie

November 7th, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska Curie’s birth. A pioneer scientist in the field of radioactivity Marie Curie is famous for the discovery and isolation of polonium, a compound named after her country of birth, and radium. The International Irradiation Association is please to be able to honour Marie Skłodowska Curie[…]

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6 November 2017

Groups urge update to EU irradiation rules

The International Irradiation Association is referenced in the linked article which reports that the European Commission has been urged to revise the legislation related to the irradiation of food and ingredients. Food Quality News  

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1 November 2017

Sterigenics International LLC Acquires Toxikon’s European Laboratory Business

Toxikon Europe N.V. provides a suite of integrated analytical, material characterization and microbiological services to the pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics industries. The company’s unrivaled extractables and leachables (E&L) testing expertise and leading database enhance the flexibility and speed with which its life science customers can bring their products to market. This acquisition provides a[…]

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31 October 2017

Revision of AAMI TIR29:2012: Guide for process characterization and control in radiation sterilization of medical devices

This technical information report provides additional guidance for characterizing the irradiation process and for establishing requisite process controls to ensure the irradiation system remains in a validated state. This document is intended to complement qualification and routine control activities as defined in ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 for gamma, X-ray, and electron beam sterilization Reference : AAMI TIR29:2012/(R)2017[…]

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31 October 2017

Kevin Brooks joins the iia board

Kevin Brooks has joined the board of the International Irradiation Association replacing Scott McIntosh who has retired. Kevin is President of Nordion a leading supplier Gamma Technologies and Medical Isotopes. Kevin was previously with Nordion in the position of Senior VP, Sales & Marketing. He was most recently the Vice President of Sales, Marketing &[…]

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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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