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2June2017

The International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development,

Several heads of state and government, ministers, senior representatives of international organisations and donors gathered at the International Atomic Energy Agency 30 May to 1 June in Vienna to review its efforts to help countries benefit from the peaceful uses of nuclear technology in key development areas such as food security, human health and energy. […]

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1June2017

Instructive Surfaces and Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

A valuable scientific research project is being undertaken which involved representatives from 15-20 countries. The Coordinated Research Project (CRP) is being run by the IAEA in order to develop the opportunity of using radiation technologies for the advancement of sciences and health care, particularly related to systems for Tissue engineering. Project Name: Instructive Surfaces and Scaffolds […]

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30May2017

Konnexis – Newsletter

New iia member Konnexis, a supplier of irradiation facility control and monitoring systems, has just published its latest newsletter. This includes information about updates to their AccuSOLO and KonnTRACK software and it can be accessed at the following link: http://eepurl.com/cQAAGT . You can sign up to receive future newsletters at the Konnexis website, www.konnexis.com

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25May2017

Shipment of Class 7 Radioactive Materials

Despite the benefits to society the transport of radioactive materials presents challenges. Sea transport is widely used to move materials, especially over long distances, but the number of shipping companies that carry class 7 (radioactive) materials continues to diminish which has an adverse impact of cost of moving the cargo and increases the security risks […]

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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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