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17 October 2017

Mango Industry – using irradiation to gain market access

In November 2015 ABC news reported on an opportunity to export Australian mangoes to the United States. The article highlighted the important role played by iia member Steritech and the State of Queensland to the initiative. “Brisbane irradiation facility ready for Australia’s first big season of mango deliveries to the USA“. This month, October 2017, […]

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16 October 2017

NUTECH 2017 – Report

The International Conference on Developments and Applications of Nuclear Technologies – NUTECH 2017 was held from September 10-13th in Krakow, Poland. Approximately 100 participants from 28 countries attended the conference that was as organized the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw and the GH University of Science and Technology. The main goal of […]

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14 October 2017

Mevex 30th anniversary

Mevex celebrated its 30th anniversary as a company on October 6th 2017. The company started life as a handful of engineers with a vision of creating an industrial linear accelerator business. Thirty years later, Mevex is now a multinational corporation with employees on three continents and customers on five. Mevex is now one of the […]

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13 October 2017

IBA 30th anniversary

iia members IBA recently recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and the image above was taken at an IBA celebration to mark the event. IBA was founded by Yves Jongen in 1986 as a spin-off of the Cyclotron Research Center of the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), Belgium. Initially active in medical imaging, the company turned […]

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11 October 2017

Safe and effective energy storage media of the future

Lithium-sulphur technology might offer an attractive energy-storage solution for future energy storage in mobile telecommunication thanks to the low cost of the materials and its high energy density. Our member Franhofer FEP (Dresden, Germany) was one of the four participating institutes in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in-house LiScell joint project that was successfully concluded in May 2017. […]

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5 October 2017

TFWG and Denial of Shipment

The iia is a member of the Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG) that is active in facilitating the safe and secure global transport of radioactive material. By joining this group, the iia is able to bring greater focus to issues that impact the radiation processing industry, particularly the denial and delay of Cobalt-60 shipments. Please […]

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3 October 2017

European Directives on food irradiation

The International Irradiation Association, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and 30 other people/organisations have submitted comments on the “Evaluation of the EU legal framework on food irradiation” ahead of the submission deadline today. The letter from iia and from the joint FAO/IAEA division can be accessed below. Other submissions […]

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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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