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27 July 2017

Conference – NUTECH 2017, Krakow, Poland

The iia is pleased to be supporting the International Conference on Development and Application of Nuclear Technologies (NUTECH) which will be held in Krakow, Poland, between 10-13 September 2017. For more information look at our events page or visit the NUTECH 2017 website – http://nutech-2017.agh.edu.pl

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27 July 2017

EuCARD Applications of Accelerators

EuCARD-2 (European Coordinated Accelerator Research and Development) Integrating Activity has prepared a valuable and comprehensive document about the the Applications of Accelerators. The introduction states that “In less than the 90 years since their invention, accelerators have propelled modern science – contributing to more than one-third of the Nobel prizes in physics – and they[…]

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26 July 2017

Gamma Investment

Sterigenics recently announced a $16.8m investment at their Memphis, Arkansas facility that nearly triples the facilities gamma sterilisation capacity. Sterigenics is investing in a state-of-the-art Nordion JS10,000 irradiator. Further details are available via the attached news link. Sterigenis Press Release

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24 July 2017

Security News

Our industry recognises that security must evolve to meet the changing risk environment. Radioactive materials are used in healthcare and to improve the safety or performance of a wide range of products and materials. On Saturday 22 July the The Washington Post Published a story about ISIS attempting to obtain material for a dirty bomb[…]

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20 July 2017

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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19 July 2017

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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17 July 2017

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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14 July 2017

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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13 July 2017

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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12 July 2017

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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