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30 July 2008

222 Regulatory Approaches for Novel Processing and Innovative Products

9:30 – 9:55 Tuesday 23 September | Heathcare 2: Process Anastasia Lolas: Office of Pharmaceutical Science Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration E-Mail: Abstract Recent global developments such as the harmonization of regulatory standards and scientific and technological advances have led to the reexamination of traditional terminal sterilization cycles. The dosing[…]

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30 July 2008

225 Product and Process Convergence

8:40 – 9:05 Tuesday 23 September | Heathcare 2: Process David Liu: Johnson & Johnson – World Wide Supply Chain/Operations P.O. Box 16594 New Brunswick, NJ 08906-6594 USA E-Mail: Abstract Over the last 25 years, medical science has advanced at an unprecedented rate. During this time, a wide range of radiation-compatible materials was developed. Medical[…]

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30 July 2008

Global Healthcare Trends and the Role of Innovation, Plenary: Guy J. Lebeau, MD

13:30 – 14:15 Monday 22 September | Plenary Session 1: Healthcare Guy J. Lebeau, MD: Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Diagnostics Companies, Europe, Middle East & Africa Presentation Abstract The environment in which healthcare is provided is undergoing a fundamental change; the needs of patients are colliding with economic realities and this[…]

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23 July 2008

SAL Presentation to AAMI WG 90

24 June 2008 | Approved – The recommendation outlined in the presentation that I made (on behalf of iiA) to the AAMI WG 90 that they undertake:- “a work item to develop an approach to the choice of SAL that will more closely result in the selection of radiation sterilization doses that render products safe[…]

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23 July 2008

USDA-APHIA PPQ Meeting with iiA

26 June 2008 | Alan Green, Director USDA-APHIS PPQ Plant Health Programs met with Michelle Marcotte and Ruth Brinston. The USDA recognize it is a costly and not an easy process for irradiation facilities to be able to irradiate produce for export to the USA. Given all USDA have invested in the technology, they would[…]

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20 July 2008

165 Overcoming Challenges For Irradiation Of Allograft Tissue

9:55 – 10:20 Tuesday 23 September | Heathcare 2: Process Martell Winters: Nelson Laboratories 6280 S. Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123 E-Mail: mwinters@nelsonlabs.com Abstract Irradiation of human tissue for transplantation (allograft tissue) has been performed by some for over 20 years. Currently, as regulatory bodies pay increasing attention to the tissue industry, sterilization[…]

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26 June 2008

FDA Meeting with iiA

26 June 2008 | Laura Tarantino, Director of Food Additive Safety, US FDA met with Michelle Marcotte and Ruth Brinston. Not surprising they can’t comment on the food irradiation labelling because it is a proposed rule in the blackout stage. As can be appreciated there were many, many form letters and quite a few letters[…]

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10 June 2008

Radiation Processing Facilities: An Environmentally Friendly Option

2007 October 3 | presented by Ruth Brinston at an IAEA Technical Committee meeting on “Radiation Control of Biohazardous Contaminants”,1 – 5 October 2007, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, AUSTRIA Abstract Radiation-processing facilities deliver enormous benefits to society. That these facilities are environmentally friendly or “clean and green” may be one of the best-kept secrets. Over 170[…]

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10 June 2008

Industrial Electron Beam Processing -an IAEA and iia Booklet

2008 June 10 | At the iiA Annual General Meeting, in Kuala Lumpur several Members proposed that we prepare a companion booklet to Gamma Irradiators for Radiation Processing produced by the IAEA. As noted this initiative would help provide another opportunity for iia to establish stronger links with the IAEA. Jean Louis Bol agreed to[…]

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