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24 August 2017

Multi Year Study on Sterilising Pepper Weevils using Cobalt 60

We missed this news but in February 2017 Nordion, Bruce Power and the University of Guelph announced details of a mule-year research project that will evaluate the use of irradiation to control weevils in peppers. The researchers hope to control pepper weevils, which can burrow into farmed peppers and destroy them from the inside. For […]

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23 August 2017

iia – 2016 Annual Report

The Annual Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2016 have been approved by the iia board and have been submitted to the UK Companies House. The Annual Return and tax computations for the Association are up-to-date and the tax will be paid shortly. During 2016 your Association took steps to boost revenues which increased […]

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21 August 2017

Publication of ISO 11137-3:2017

The revised standard ISO 11137-3 Sterilization of health care products — Radiation — Part 3: Guidance on dosimetric aspects of development, validation and routine control has been published by the International Organization for Standardization in June 2017. The previous version had been published in 2006. ISO 11137-3:2017 gives guidance on meeting the requirements in ISO […]

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18 August 2017

Tests on the 2nd Generation Rhodotron have started

Philippe Dethier (Marketing and Business Development Director at IBA) reports that tests on the Second Generation Rhodotron have started. In the image below the compact 10 MeV TT50 Rhodotron is sitting next to the new high efficient TT300.

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16 August 2017

iia supporting NUTECH 2017, Krakow, Poland

iia engagement with the NUTECH-2017. The Conference has been organized in Poland since 1960 and since 2005 it has achieved international status. NUTECH focuses on application of nuclear technology in industry, medicine, agriculture, and environmental protection. The conference aims to bring together scientists working on nuclear technologies in order to discuss recent developments and applications. […]

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15 August 2017

Post Harvest Crop Management in India

Following a recent bumper harvest in Madhya Pradesh, the Times of India newspaper reports that the Indian Government is asking the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to set up irradiation centres in Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere in order to facilitate better post harvest crop management. Link to the article in the Times of India

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14 August 2017

Visitors from 137 countries have accessed the iia website in 2017

Since 1 January 2017 the iia website has been accessed by visitors from 137 countries. The top 10 countries visiting the iia website are: USA, UK, Nigeria, Philippines, Canada, India, Iran, South Africa, China and Brazil. iia members have access to restricted news and resources including information relating to past IMRP meetings. The resource area […]

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13 August 2017

Weigao Healthcare Industry Fund

The Weigao Healthcare Industry Fund is a recently formed joint venture of the Weigao Holding Company Limited and the Shandong State-owned Assets Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. Based in Weihai, Weigao is the largest manufacturer of medical devices in China. Since 2014, Weigao operates an in-house Rhodotron. The Weigao Healthcare Industry Fund has recently acquired Rad […]

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11 August 2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has provided further news about the NICSTAR 2018 Conference which will be held in Mumbai between 5 and 7 March 2018. India is an expanding market for the application of radiation technologies and iia members in India and internationally recognise these opportunities. iia […]

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7 August 2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

The Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG) met in Vienna on 13th July to progress its activities in facilitating the safe and secure global transport of radioactive materials. Various items that may impact the shipment of cobalt-60 to some iia members were discussed and notes of this meeting are attached. TFWG has also developed their communication […]

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