New EB facility in the Philippines

On December 8, 2014 Science Secretary Mario G. Montejo inaugurated the new electron beam facility of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) in Manila. The 2.5 MeV – 100 kW machine partly financed by IAEA will be used for R&D and semi-commercial irradiation of polymers. The PNRI also operates a gamma irradiation facility where spices […]

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Technology News for iia Members

The Autumn edition of European Medical Device Technology (emdt) included an article about a low energy X-Ray system that is aimed at inhouse usage. The article can be accessed via the following link EnXray

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JSC Isotope Source Returns Program

JSC have made available an open letter which explains their policy in relation to the Cobalt 60 source returns including the RSL 2089 pencil that was sold via Reviss. The letter can be accessed via the following link. JSC Isotope letter

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Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Technology

The article is in Russian but it appears to say: So far the technology has been mainly used in 3D printing for the aerospace industry. The technology was developed by Swedish company Arcan AB. Powder in the desired quantity is placed in a vacuum chamber after which a controlled flow of electrons layer by layer […]

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Phytosanitary irradiation upon entry in the USA

The International Journal of Food Science and Technology just published an interesting article titled: Phytosanitary irradiation in ports of entry: a practical solution for developing countries. The authors are Emilia Bustos-Griffin, Guy J. Hallman and Robert L. Griffin.

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Innovative application of irradiation for winemakers

The website of El Mundo of 1st July 2014 reports an innovation designed in Northern Spain by the electron beam contractor Mevion Technology in collaboration with oenology experts. In this new application, electron beam irradiation is used to inactivate Brettanomyces, a wine spoilage yeast present inside the wood of wine barrels. While the compounds formed by Brettanomyces may at low […]

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Sterigenics acquires Gammarad, Italy.

Sterigenics announces that it has acquired Gammarad, Italy’s leading sterilisation provider. Sterigenics has indicated that it has committed more than USD 32 million in growth capital to expand existing facilities across the Americas and Europe. Further details about the aquisition can be found via the link – Sterigenics.

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Discussed Radioactive Sealed Sources

A Code of Conduct Meeting was held at the IAEA last week. The meeting addressed issues relating to Discused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS). ISSPA were present at the meeting and provided the attached report. We have added reference to the fact that we are considering how we can best represent the interests of iia members […]

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