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1 September 2005

Irradiation of Shellfish Approved by USA FDA

August 16, 2005 the FDA announced in the US Federal Register (Volume 70, NO 197, 48057) they are amending the regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for the control of Vibrio species and other foodborne pathogens in fresh and frozen molluscan shellfish (e.g. oysters, mussels, clams etc.) at a dose not […]

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22 August 2005

The Radura Logo- A History Lesson

22 August 2005 | The word RADURA is derived from radurization, glued from RADiation and ‘durus’ (Latin for hard, lasting etc.). Radicidation is derived from RADIation and ‘cadere’ (Latin for fell, cut, kill). Radappertization is derived from RADiation and the name of Appert, a French scientist/engineer who invented sterilized food for the troops of Napoleon. […]

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10 August 2005

US NRC and States Regulatory Activities

Currently the US NRC is developing an implementation guide for the Financial Assurance for Materials Licensees published in the Federal Register/ Vol. 68, No. 192/ Friday, October 3, 2003/ Rules and Regulations 57327 Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 CFR Parts 30, 40 and 70. Target date for the guide is 2005 December 2. At the heart […]

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10 August 2005

IMRP 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2006 February 26th to March 3 Early July the Program Committee met and selected papers for presentation. Session chairpersons will contact selected speakers to provide guidelines, templates and other relevant information. The Program Committee Chair is Gordon Ashfield, MDS Nordion. Organizing Chairmen are Syed Ali Aljffri, Sterilgamma and Dr. Daud Mohamad, MINT, Malaysia. Check out […]

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5 January 2005

AAMI Meeting Highlights

2005 June 27 to 30th Lisa Foster, Sterigenics reports on the AAMI Sterilization meeting in Washington, USA. As expected the meetings were brief. Highlights: * Craig Herring, Ethicon EndoSurgery is leading a task group on to develop a TIR which expands VDmax 25 kGy to other sterilization doses with the goal to issue a draft […]

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1 January 2005

ISO TC 198 Meeting Highlights

Thank-you to Alan Tallentire for providing detailed notes of the ISO TC 198 Sterilization of Healthcare Products 2005 April 18-22 in Sydney Australia. This unofficial report is posted on the doubleia website. Highlights: Working Group 2 – Radiation Sterilization convened by Joyce Hansen (USA) had delegates from 9 countries. In total 388 comments were reviewed […]

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1 January 2005

IAEA Conference on the Safety and Security of Sealed Sources

Paul Wynne attended on behalf of the iiA, which recently gained our NGO status with the IAEA. This by invitation only conference hosted approximately 300 regulators representing almost 70 country in Bordeaux France from 2005 June 27 to July 1. These are his valuable conclusions: There is a keen interest in hearing/taking account of the […]

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1 January 2005

EU List of Irradiation facilities

19 November 2004 | The European Commission (EU) commission have published a list of irradiation facilities in third countries which have been approved by the community for the irradiation of food. Click here for a copy of this list. This list is in addition to approved irradiation facilities for member states. The approval process involves […]

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1 January 1970

Nordion shareholders approve sale of company to Sterigenics

For further details follow the link to the Nordion news release. The announcement includes the following comment about the transaction (arrangement): “The Arrangement is also subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) at a final hearing. It is anticipated that the Arrangement will be completed in the second half of 2014, subject […]

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