News : Business & Commerce

7August2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

The Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG) met in Vienna on 13th July to progress its activities in facilitating the safe and secure global transport of radioactive materials. Various items that may impact the shipment of cobalt-60 to some iia members were discussed and notes of this meeting are attached. TFWG has also developed their communication […]

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4August2017

Source Security Working Group

The Working Group monitors and engages with key agencies and with Congressional staff in Washington DC in order to ensure that all parties are well informed and that the benefits derived from the use of irradiation technologies are understood. The International Irradiation Association (iia) was a founder member of the Working Group and is a […]

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28July2017

Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

To-date the Chapman Phytosanitary Forum has always been held at the university in California, USA. The 8th workshop will, for the first, be held in Asia. The event is being organized in cooperation with the International Irradiation Association (iia), the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme. The objective of the […]

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27July2017

Conference – NUTECH 2017, Krakow, Poland

The iia is pleased to be supporting the International Conference on Development and Application of Nuclear Technologies (NUTECH) which will be held in Krakow, Poland, between 10-13 September 2017. For more information look at our events page or visit the NUTECH 2017 website – http://nutech-2017.agh.edu.pl

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27July2017

EuCARD Applications of Accelerators

EuCARD-2 (European Coordinated Accelerator Research and Development) Integrating Activity has prepared a valuable and comprehensive document about the the Applications of Accelerators. The introduction states that “In less than the 90 years since their invention, accelerators have propelled modern science – contributing to more than one-third of the Nobel prizes in physics – and they […]

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26July2017

Gamma Investment

Sterigenics recently announced a $16.8m investment at their Memphis, Arkansas facility that nearly triples the facilities gamma sterilisation capacity. Sterigenics is investing in a state-of-the-art Nordion JS10,000 irradiator. Further details are available via the attached news link. Sterigenis Press Release

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24July2017

Security News

Our industry recognises that security must evolve to meet the changing risk environment. Radioactive materials are used in healthcare and to improve the safety or performance of a wide range of products and materials. On Saturday 22 July the The Washington Post Published a story about ISIS attempting to obtain material for a dirty bomb […]

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20July2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG)

On 26th May 2017 the iia was formally endorsed as a member of the Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG). This organisation is an independent group of experts that support the efficient global transport of radioactive material and report to the Inter-Agency Group composed of representative of the IAEA, ICAO, IMO Secretariats and UNECE . Martin […]

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19July2017

ISO Meeting – Minneapolis USA

The iia has a strategic relationship with the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation which is well represented at ISO meetings. As part of our ongoing relationship the Panel have provided us with an update on the recent ISO Standards meeting in Minneapolis USA. The meeting was held between 22 and 28 April. Click to […]

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14July2017

Particle Accelerators and People

Accelerators produce beams of subatomic particles and charged atoms that help manage our health and the environment. They also provide a significant tool for manufacturing industry, for sustaining greener, safer energy, and for securing our boarders and ensuring national security. Accelerators offer advanced investigation methods considered essential in many fields of basic and applied science. […]

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