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19 January 2018

NICSTAR 2018

NICSTAR 2018 is being held between March 5-7 in Mumbai, India. NICSTAR is organised by NAARRI in cooperation with the Department of Atomic Energy India and the IAEA. The event is being supported by the International Irradiation Association (iia) and the World Council on Isotopes (WCI). Many our members and contacts will be represented at[…]

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2 January 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

The latest iia newsletter was circulated today. It can be accessed by clicking on the following link: January 2018 Newsletter

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24 November 2017

Nordion, Bruce Power and Cameco providing reliable supply of Cobalt-60

Nordion, Bruce Power and Cameco are working together to ensure the continued availability of High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt 60 used in the treatment of cancer once the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk river closes in March 2018. Nordion and Bruce Power also have an agreement to secure the long-term supply of Cobalt-60[…]

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8 November 2017

Whitepaper – A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products

The White Paper is being jointly published by GIPA and iia. The purpose of the White Paper is to describe the role and importance of the key industrial sterilization methods to the healthcare industry and the means by which each technology ensures that products are safe and ready for their intended use. This paper focusses[…]

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6 November 2017

Groups urge update to EU irradiation rules

The International Irradiation Association is referenced in the linked article which reports that the European Commission has been urged to revise the legislation related to the irradiation of food and ingredients. Food Quality News  

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31 October 2017

Revision of AAMI TIR29:2012: Guide for process characterization and control in radiation sterilization of medical devices

This technical information report provides additional guidance for characterizing the irradiation process and for establishing requisite process controls to ensure the irradiation system remains in a validated state. This document is intended to complement qualification and routine control activities as defined in ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 for gamma, X-ray, and electron beam sterilization Reference : AAMI TIR29:2012/(R)2017[…]

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30 October 2017

White Paper – Comparison: Gamma, Eb, Xray and EO for Sterilisation

The International Irradiation Association (iia) has worked with the Gamma Industry Processing Alliance (GIPA) to publish the attached White Paper: “A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products”. The purpose of the White Paper is to discuss the role and importance of major[…]

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17 October 2017

Mango Industry – using irradiation to gain market access

In November 2015 ABC news reported on an opportunity to export Australian mangoes to the United States. The article highlighted the important role played by iia member Steritech and the State of Queensland to the initiative. “Brisbane irradiation facility ready for Australia’s first big season of mango deliveries to the USA“. This month, October 2017,[…]

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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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