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11 October 2017

Safe and effective energy storage media of the future

Lithium-sulphur technology might offer an attractive energy-storage solution for future energy storage in mobile telecommunication thanks to the low cost of the materials and its high energy density. Our member Franhofer FEP (Dresden, Germany) was one of the four participating institutes in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in-house LiScell joint project that was successfully concluded in May 2017. […]

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5 October 2017

TFWG and Denial of Shipment

The iia is a member of the Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG) that is active in facilitating the safe and secure global transport of radioactive material. By joining this group, the iia is able to bring greater focus to issues that impact the radiation processing industry, particularly the denial and delay of Cobalt-60 shipments. Please […]

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3 October 2017

European Directives on food irradiation

The International Irradiation Association, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and 30 other people/organisations have submitted comments on the “Evaluation of the EU legal framework on food irradiation” ahead of the submission deadline today. The letter from iia and from the joint FAO/IAEA division can be accessed below. Other submissions […]

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29 September 2017

New IAEA publication on food Irradiation in Spanish

As part of a Technical Cooperation Project in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IAEA has published the Spanish version of the Manual of Good Practice in Food Irradiation. The full document can be viewed here. Hard copies can be purchased from the IAEA Publishing Section www.iaea.org/books . Manual de buenas prácticas para la irradiación […]

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26 September 2017

IAEA Announces Concept of Qualified Technical Centres for the Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources. In an effort to scale up the safe and secure management of disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS), the IAEA today introduced a new concept of Qualified Technical Centres. Commenting Christophe Xerri, […]

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19 September 2017

Food Irradiation & post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa

News Ghana reports that “Post-harvest food and grain losses pose serious challenges for most of African countries. According to estimates provided by the African Post-harvest Losses Information System, the value of post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total US$4billion a year out of an estimated annual grain production worth US$27billion” and that irradiation offers […]

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18 September 2017

Safety & Security – Radioactive Sources

An open-ended meeting of legal and technical experts on implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (the Code), was held from 27 to 29 June 2017 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Whilst the majority of meeting participants represented regulatory bodies this session also included representatives of […]

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17 September 2017

The Science of Sterilisation Validation

iia member Nelson Laboratories has long hosted educational seminars called The Science of Sterilization Validation. The aim of the three-day seminars has been to provide MedTech professionals the opportunity to establish or refresh their fundamental testing knowledge and, thereby, achieve more efficient, accurate, and effective testing outcomes. More information on the purpose and content of […]

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15 September 2017

Ionisos acquires Stermed

Ionisos has announced that it has acquired Stermed which specialises in low-temperature sterilisation using ethylene oxide. Stermed is based in Civrieux d’Azergues to the north of Lyon in France. Further information is available on the linked press releases: Press Release Ionisos Communiqué de presse Ionisos – Stermed Pressemitteilung Ionisos – Stermed Nota de Prensa Ionisos […]

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