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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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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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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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