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29 September 2017

New IAEA publication on food Irradiation in Spanish

As part of a Technical Cooperation Project in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IAEA has published the Spanish version of the Manual of Good Practice in Food Irradiation. The full document can be viewed here. Hard copies can be purchased from the IAEA Publishing Section www.iaea.org/books . Manual de buenas prácticas para la irradiación […]

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26 September 2017

IAEA Announces Concept of Qualified Technical Centres for the Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources. In an effort to scale up the safe and secure management of disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS), the IAEA today introduced a new concept of Qualified Technical Centres. Commenting Christophe Xerri, […]

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17 September 2017

The Science of Sterilisation Validation

iia member Nelson Laboratories has long hosted educational seminars called The Science of Sterilization Validation. The aim of the three-day seminars has been to provide MedTech professionals the opportunity to establish or refresh their fundamental testing knowledge and, thereby, achieve more efficient, accurate, and effective testing outcomes. More information on the purpose and content of […]

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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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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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7 August 2017

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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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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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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7 July 2017

Code of Conduct – Safety & Security of Radioactive Materials

Last week Member States and invited NGO’s attended a meeting at the IAEA in Vienna to review consider how best to standardise and implement the financial provision requirements relating to the management of radioactive sources once they become disused. Approximately 150 people attended the meeting which lasted 3 days. Previous meetings had identified that not […]

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