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12 September 2017

Radiation Processing in Iran

A paper titled ‘A review on the status and future trends of radiation processing in Iran’ has recently been published in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. The authors of the paper (S.R. Rafiee, E. Eftekhari-Zadeh , Y. Gholami) are from iia member Shar Parto Iranian Company (SPI Co.), Tehran, Iran. The paper […]

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11 September 2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has announced that the closing date for the submission of Abstracts for their 2018 conference is 31 October 2017.  iia is supporting the event.  More information and a link to the First Circular is available in the “events” section of our website. NICSTAR […]

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7 September 2017

European Directives on food irradiation: Have your voice heard

The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission has decided to undertake an evaluation of Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation. This process known as […]

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4 September 2017

New in-house EB machine for dried food ingredients in Pakistan

With two factories in in Lahore and Hyderabad, Sindh, Perfect Food Industries is the leading manufacturer of dehydrated garlic, onion and other vegetables in Pakistan. The company also produces dried food products such as spices and pulses and semi-dried products such as mango and orange slices, strawberry cubes and citrus peel. Perfect Food has purchased […]

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31 August 2017

Electron beam service center opens near Moscow

The new electron beam service center of our member Tecleor will be officially opened on 15 September 2017.  The facility is located South West of Moscow at a logistics hub with complementary facilities for warehousing.  The machine is equipped with a 15 kW – 10 MeV accelerator supplied by the Research and Production Corporation “Toriy” […]

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29 August 2017

Study – Accelerator Sterilization as an alternative to Co-60

Fermi Labs have released a copy of a study with the title “Accelerator-driven Medical Device Sterilization to Replace Co-60 Sources”. The study was submitted to NNSA and was performed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The forward to the report states “This report documents the results of a study prepared at the request of the Office […]

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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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