News : Regulatory Affairs

24May2017

Source Security Working Group

The Source Security Working Group met last Thursday for a scheduled all day meeting to discuss recent developments, engage with key industry players, expand its sphere of influence and to plan future initiatives. The meeting was held at the Elekta offices in DC and included engagement with: GAO (Government Accountability Office) NNSA ORS (National Nuclear […]

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22May2017

1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies” – The Beginnings of Method 2 of ISO 11137-2

John Kowalski recently posted an item on LinkedIn that provided some valuable and interesting historic information about the first White Paper on the 1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies”, protocols and results of the three study phases of these studies. The original documents show calculations that were made to determine an estimated sterilization dose, […]

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10May2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG)  set up in April 2014.It is an independent, multi-stakeholder group of experts whose role is to propose strategies and activities necessary to enable the efficient global transport of radioactive materials. TFWG submits reports to the Inter-Agency Group (IAG), composed of representatives of the IAEA, ICAO, and IMO Secretariats as well […]

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24March2017

Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

A new database developed by the IAEA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will help to identify the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests between countries. The database contains information on 89 fresh commodities and more are being added. For […]

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23March2017

iia Newsletter

Our latest newsletter has just been released. If you did not receive a copy please sign up to receive future newsletters. The current newsletter can be accessed via this link: iia newsletter

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18January2017

NRC 10 CFR Part 37 Implementation Report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released its 10 CFR Part 37 implementation report to Congress just before Christmas. The Report details the results of its program review of Part 37 Implementation. The Report The assessment showed that the requirements in Part 37 are effective in ensuring the security of risk-significant radioactive materials during use, storage, and […]

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18October2016

Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation

On 12th October 2016 Martin Comben of iia participated in the meeting of the Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation which was held in the United Kingdom. Martin updated the Panel members on the recent activities of iia, particularly in the areas of: communication with iia members and the irradiation community; education through organising, participating […]

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13May2016

FDA Draft Guidance Document

Infectious Disease Next Generation Sequencing Based Diagnostic Devices: Microbial Identification and Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance and Virulence Markers. The FDA have issued draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff. This draft guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: May 13, 2016

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13May2016

Part 37

On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule that amended its regulations to establish security requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material. Specifically, the final rule provided reasonable assurance of preventing the theft or diversion of category 1 and category […]

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12May2016

10 CFR Part 37 Update

In mid March the Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comment on its 10 CFR Part 37 regulations governing the safety and security of radiological sources. NRC is seeking information in order to prepare its report to Congress, as mandated in Section 403 of the FY 2015 Energy and Water […]

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