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24May2017

Source Security Working Group

The Source Security Working Group met last Thursday for a scheduled all day meeting to discuss recent developments, engage with key industry players, expand its sphere of influence and to plan future initiatives. The meeting was held at the Elekta offices in DC and included engagement with: GAO (Government Accountability Office) NNSA ORS (National Nuclear […]

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23May2017

Ionisos – Investment at the Chaumesnil site

iia member Ionisos has completed a plant upgrade at its Chaumesnil site (France). The upgrade, which began in 2013, included the installation of a new accelerator section and improvements to the loading/unloading robot. The investment improves production capacity and enables the facility to meet the increasing demand for electron beam processing capacity.

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22May2017

1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies” – The Beginnings of Method 2 of ISO 11137-2

John Kowalski recently posted an item on LinkedIn that provided some valuable and interesting historic information about the first White Paper on the 1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies”, protocols and results of the three study phases of these studies. The original documents show calculations that were made to determine an estimated sterilization dose, […]

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18May2017

Mr. Zhang Xianghua establishes the “Zhang Xianghua Laureate Prize” with Personal Fund One Million CNY

During the 18th International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP 2016) held in Vancouver, Canada on November 11, 2016, the International Irradiation Association (iia) awarded the association’s highest accolade, the Laureate Award, to Mr. Zhang Xianghua, former Chairman (1992-2016) of Wuxi EL PONT Radiation Technology Co., Ltd. To express his gratitude to all the contributors to […]

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17May2017

ICARST – Presentations

The ICARST conference organised by the IAEA included valuable presentations, debates and poster presentations. The image is of Director General Amano being greated by DDG Aldo Malavasi, DDG Yang and Professor and iia director Andrzej Chmielewski at the opening of ICARST 2017. The presentations that were given at ICARST can be accessed via the link […]

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15May2017

Reims Institute of Molecular Chemistry joins iia

The Institute of Molecular Chemistry in Reims, France, recently became a member of iia. Xavier Coqueret, director of the Institute, is a very well known and highly respected scientist. Our Association looks forward to working with Xavier and his team. The International Irradiation Association aims to provide a bridge between science and industry and to […]

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11May2017

Ionics SA officially opens a second gamma irradiator

In presence of numerous officials and customers, Ionics SA opened their second gamma irradiator on March 29, 2017 near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first gamma irradiator of Ionics SA, a company partly owned by the DS Group of Belgium, has been in operation for 25 years. Eight million dollars were invested in the new unit […]

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10May2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG)  set up in April 2014.It is an independent, multi-stakeholder group of experts whose role is to propose strategies and activities necessary to enable the efficient global transport of radioactive materials. TFWG submits reports to the Inter-Agency Group (IAG), composed of representatives of the IAEA, ICAO, and IMO Secretariats as well […]

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9May2017

iia meets the World Nuclear Association

iia met with the World Nuclear Association and the World Nuclear University in London yesterday. iia and the World Nuclear University both exhibited at ICARST in late April. Yesterday Paul Wynne met Agneta Rising (Director General) of the World Nuclear Association and held discussions with Dr Patricia Wieland (Head of the World Nuclear University) and […]

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6May2017

iia and WINS

Paul Wynne (International Irradiation Association – iia) and Pierre Legoux (World Institute for Nuclear Security – WINS) recently meet last week to discuss possible future initiatives and areas for co-operation. iia has attended a number of WINS workshops that address security and attended a WINS security culture workshop at the end of March. In November […]

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