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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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15 September 2017

IONISOS to hold Industrial Sterilisation Meetings

On Thursday 19th October in Le Mans (France) the IONISOS Group, a member of iia, is hosting meetings about Industrial Sterilisation. The meetings will cover the techniques of sterilisation using ionizing radiation and ethylene oxide when applied to medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and packaging material. With the participation of the CTTM, SYPAC and CAROLEX Packaging. IONISOS […]

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14 September 2017

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

On 11 September 2017, the Board of Governors approved the Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources contained in Annex 1. As requested by the Board, the Director General is transmitting the Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources to the General Conference, with the Board’s recommendation that the General Conference endorse it […]

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13 September 2017

Facts on Food Irradiation

A new version of Food Irradiation: Questions and Answers was posted on the website of UC Davis (University of California, Davis) on 27 June 2017. The text was written by Dr. Christine M. Bruhn, Director of the Center for Consumer Research and Consumer Food Marketing Specialist. Though largely designed for a US audience, these Questions […]

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