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18 November 2016

IMRP – Best Student Scientific Contribution Award Winners

The Student Scientific Awards were Sponsored by Sterigenics and the Awards Presented By Phil Macnabb, President and Professor Arne Miller Chair of the Awards Committee. The three Award winners were, from left to right: Controlled temperature gamma irradiation of PLGA for bio-resorbable medical devices Davison, Lisa C. Research Student, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom Effect […]

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17 November 2016

Congratulations to the IMRP Poster Award Winners

The awards were made at IMRP 18, Vancouver, BC Canada. November 2016 E-beam production of radiation modified carrageenan as plant growth promoter Abad, Lucille V. Supervising Science Research Specialist, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Quezon City, Philippines Novel studies on the comparative decontamination of infant milk formula using electron beam, X-ray, […]

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4 November 2016

iia Awards at IRaP 2016

The International Irradiation Association (iia) was represented at IRaP2016 by Yves Henon (iia – Deputy General Manager) and Dr. Gustavo Varca (iia – Scientific Advisor). The International Irradiation Association provided three awards which were given to students in recognition of their scientific work and contribution to the advancement of sciences of ionizing irradiation. An awards […]

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31 October 2016

IRaP 2016 Ionizing Radiation & Polymers Symposium

The 12th Ionizing Radiation & Polymers Symposium (IRaP 2016) was held in the south of France from 25 to 30 September 2016. The event was organised by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) and the The “Center of Research on Ions Materials and Photonics” (CIMAP) in cooperation with the IAEA, ANDRA, Areva and iia. IRaP […]

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18 October 2016

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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7 October 2016

Ionising Radiation and Polymers Symposium (IRaP)

The 12th meeting of the “Ionizing radiation and polymers” symposium, IRaP, was successfully held in Southern France last week. We will shortly provide further details about the event and iia’s engagement. The next IRaP will be held in Moscow, Russia in 2 years time.  

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4 October 2016

IMRP – Laureate Nominations – Update

On 14th September 2016 an iia Laureate Award Committee met to review the 2016 award nominations and select their award winner recommendations. Two winners, one Scientific Award winner and one Business Award winner, are being recommended to the iia Board for final approval prior to announcement at IMRP 2016. The Laureate Award committee used a […]

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12 May 2016


An interesting article in Nature – the international weekly journal of science – talks about the challenges of switching from one technology to another in research laboratories. Nature – Biologists struggle with push to eliminate radioactive caesium in labs

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