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15 September 2017

Ionisos acquires Stermed

Ionisos has announced that it has acquired Stermed which specialises in low-temperature sterilisation using ethylene oxide. Stermed is based in Civrieux d’Azergues to the north of Lyon in France. Further information is available on the linked press releases: Press Release Ionisos Communiqué de presse Ionisos – Stermed Pressemitteilung Ionisos – Stermed Nota de Prensa Ionisos […]

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15 September 2017

IONISOS to hold Industrial Sterilisation Meetings

On Thursday 19th October in Le Mans (France) the IONISOS Group, a member of iia, is hosting meetings about Industrial Sterilisation. The meetings will cover the techniques of sterilisation using ionizing radiation and ethylene oxide when applied to medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and packaging material. With the participation of the CTTM, SYPAC and CAROLEX Packaging. IONISOS […]

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11 September 2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has announced that the closing date for the submission of Abstracts for their 2018 conference is 31 October 2017.  iia is supporting the event.  More information and a link to the First Circular is available in the “events” section of our website. NICSTAR […]

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29 August 2017

Study – Accelerator Sterilization as an alternative to Co-60

Fermi Labs have released a copy of a study with the title “Accelerator-driven Medical Device Sterilization to Replace Co-60 Sources”. The study was submitted to NNSA and was performed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The forward to the report states “This report documents the results of a study prepared at the request of the Office […]

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21 August 2017

Publication of ISO 11137-3:2017

The revised standard ISO 11137-3 Sterilization of health care products — Radiation — Part 3: Guidance on dosimetric aspects of development, validation and routine control has been published by the International Organization for Standardization in June 2017. The previous version had been published in 2006. ISO 11137-3:2017 gives guidance on meeting the requirements in ISO […]

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18 August 2017

Tests on the 2nd Generation Rhodotron have started

Philippe Dethier (Marketing and Business Development Director at IBA) reports that tests on the Second Generation Rhodotron have started. In the image below the compact 10 MeV TT50 Rhodotron is sitting next to the new high efficient TT300.

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13 August 2017

Weigao Healthcare Industry Fund

The Weigao Healthcare Industry Fund is a recently formed joint venture of the Weigao Holding Company Limited and the Shandong State-owned Assets Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. Based in Weihai, Weigao is the largest manufacturer of medical devices in China. Since 2014, Weigao operates an in-house Rhodotron. The Weigao Healthcare Industry Fund has recently acquired Rad […]

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4 August 2017

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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26 July 2017

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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19 July 2017

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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