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7April2017

EuCARD2 News and Update

EuCARD2 – Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development. The 4-year project started on 1st May 2013. The aim of the project was to build upon, consolidate and extend the broad collaboration started by the two IAs: CARE in FP6 and EuCARD in FP7. (FP stands for Framework Project.) The 4th and final EuCARD2 Annual […]

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6April2017

Nuclear Science & Cultural Heritage in Brazil

The IAEA has posted a news item about the work being undertaken by iia member IPEN who is using radiation techniques to treat, analyse and preserve cultural artefacts ranging from art pieces to old military paraphernalia to public document archives. Pablo Vasquez, researcher and manager of the multipurpose gamma irradiation facility at the Nuclear and Energy […]

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4April2017

The 7th Chapman University Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

Over 80 people representing 12 countries attended the 2017 Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum at Chapman University on March 21-22. In his opening remarks, Mr. Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator for USDA-APHIS PPQ, recognized the role of irradiation in advancing global trade in fruit. The first day focused on the basics of phytosanitary irradiation providing information on efficacy, […]

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31March2017

Strengthening Security Culture for Radioactive Sources

A two day workshop was held in Vienna on the 28th and 29th March. The workshop aimed to evaluate why a pervasive culture of security, as much as robust security arrangements, are essential to effectively lower the risks associated with internal and external threats. The Workshop was organised by WINS. iia participated in the workshop. […]

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27March2017

New Member

We are pleased to announce that Konnexis, the global market leader of modern sterilization controls systems, has become a member of iia. Since 2000, Konnexis has provided medical device manufacturers and sterilization services contractors with control systems for any sterilization modality including EO, Gamma, Xray, and E-Beam. Click to visit the Konnexis website and/or visit […]

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26March2017

TAMU – Electron Beam Workshop – Report & New Eb facility

iia member the National Center for Electron Beam Research (NCEBR) at Texas A&M University held its annual and well respected Hands-on eBeam and X-ray technology workshop last week. This was the 8th event since the series started in 2010. The workshop brings together potential eBeam technology entrepreneurs, technologists, end-users, regulators and other stakeholders together on the […]

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24March2017

Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

A new database developed by the IAEA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will help to identify the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests between countries. The database contains information on 89 fresh commodities and more are being added. For […]

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23March2017

iia Newsletter

Our latest newsletter has just been released. If you did not receive a copy please sign up to receive future newsletters. The current newsletter can be accessed via this link: iia newsletter

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20March2017

New Members

The International Irradiation Association is pleased to welcome two new members Gammatom and Chapman University. Gammatom is a well established irradiation service centre based near Milan in northern Italy. The Gammatom website includes an interesting video showing the facility and cobalt loading. Chapman University is a highly respected private University located in Southern California. The Food […]

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