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16 October 2017

NUTECH 2017 – Report

The International Conference on Developments and Applications of Nuclear Technologies – NUTECH 2017 was held from September 10-13th in Krakow, Poland. Approximately 100 participants from 28 countries attended the conference that was as organized the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology in Warsaw and the GH University of Science and Technology. The main goal of[…]

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5 October 2017

TFWG and Denial of Shipment

The iia is a member of the Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG) that is active in facilitating the safe and secure global transport of radioactive material. By joining this group, the iia is able to bring greater focus to issues that impact the radiation processing industry, particularly the denial and delay of Cobalt-60 shipments. Please[…]

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3 October 2017

European Directives on food irradiation

The International Irradiation Association, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and 30 other people/organisations have submitted comments on the “Evaluation of the EU legal framework on food irradiation” ahead of the submission deadline today. The letter from iia and from the joint FAO/IAEA division can be accessed below. Other submissions[…]

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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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