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21 June 2014

Sterigenics invests more than US$10m to expand operations in the United States and Belgium.

The announcement was made on 19 June 2014 and reads DEERFIELD, IL – June 19, 2014 – Sterigenics International LLC, a global leader in outsourced contract sterilization services, today announced that it will invest more than $10 million to expand operations in Atlanta, Dallas and Belgium. “Strong global customer demand is driving this expansion,” said Philip Macnabb, President and […]

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10 June 2014

BRIT announces construction of two new gamma irradiation facilities in India

Our member BRIT (Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology),  a constituent unit of the Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), announced the commissioning of two more gamma radiation processing facilities, each with designed capacity of  one million curies. The first facility, Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. is located at Bavla, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This plant will […]

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1 June 2014

JSC Isotope – Cobalt Supply Update

Following news that REVISS was ceasing to trade Members of our Association have been keen to understand the impact that this will have on the supply of the REVISS RSL2089 and RSL1800 cobalt pencils. iia has engaged with JSC Isotope in order the clarify the position. JSC Isotope are currently not a member of iia […]

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27 May 2014

Nordion / Sterigenics – Update

The initial closing date for Nordion shareholders to cast their vote on the proposed sale of the company to Sterigenis was 23 May 2014. Nordion have reported that at the closing date 64.8% of share voted in favour of the sale. To proceed 2/3 of shareholders must vote in favour of the resolution. The closing […]

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15 May 2014

Cobalt Supply – Contact iia for information and support.

Following the release of news that REVISS Services is ceasing to trade and Sterigenics has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Nordion Members have been making contact with the International Irradiation Association (iia) seeking information and support. Members of the Association who have not yet made contact and who have any questions or concerns are […]

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5 May 2014

REVISS Services (UK) Ltd announces plans to cease trading (Updated)

REVISS Services (UK) Ltd REVISS communicated it intention to cease trading in a letter to customers dated 30 April 2014. The letter indicates that the “Group is now commencing the process of an orderly wind-down of its trading activities” and outlines the implications for support and warranties for existing supplied cobalt. REVISS also report that […]

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26 April 2014

Medtronic and Coviden almost one year after the $50 Billion merger.

A number of meetings have taken place during the past few weeks.    ISO TC198 meeting in Sydney (Australia) –  The Sterility Assurance Task Group had its first face to face meeting. The meeting was well attended and the draft New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) was thoroughly reviewed, had broad support, and was finalized for submission […]

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25 April 2014

USA – West Coast Port Labour Disruption

There has been a long standing labour dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The labour negotiations began on 15 May 2014 but soon became acrimonious.

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