News : Technology

19September2017

Food Irradiation & post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa

News Ghana reports that “Post-harvest food and grain losses pose serious challenges for most of African countries. According to estimates provided by the African Post-harvest Losses Information System, the value of post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total US$4billion a year out of an estimated annual grain production worth US$27billion” and that irradiation offers […]

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18September2017

Safety & Security – Radioactive Sources

An open-ended meeting of legal and technical experts on implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (the Code), was held from 27 to 29 June 2017 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Whilst the majority of meeting participants represented regulatory bodies this session also included representatives of […]

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17September2017

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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15September2017

Ionisos acquires Stermed

Ionisos has announced that it has acquired Stermed which specialises in low-temperature sterilisation using ethylene oxide. Stermed is based in Civrieux d’Azergues to the north of Lyon in France. Further information is available on the linked press releases: Press Release Ionisos Communiqué de presse Ionisos – Stermed Pressemitteilung Ionisos – Stermed Nota de Prensa Ionisos […]

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15September2017

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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14September2017

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

On 11 September 2017, the Board of Governors approved the Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources contained in Annex 1. As requested by the Board, the Director General is transmitting the Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources to the General Conference, with the Board’s recommendation that the General Conference endorse it […]

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13September2017

Facts on Food Irradiation

A new version of Food Irradiation: Questions and Answers was posted on the website of UC Davis (University of California, Davis) on 27 June 2017. The text was written by Dr. Christine M. Bruhn, Director of the Center for Consumer Research and Consumer Food Marketing Specialist. Though largely designed for a US audience, these Questions […]

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12September2017

Radiation Processing in Iran

A paper titled ‘A review on the status and future trends of radiation processing in Iran’ has recently been published in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. The authors of the paper (S.R. Rafiee, E. Eftekhari-Zadeh , Y. Gholami) are from iia member Shar Parto Iranian Company (SPI Co.), Tehran, Iran. The paper […]

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11September2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has announced that the closing date for the submission of Abstracts for their 2018 conference is 31 October 2017.  iia is supporting the event.  More information and a link to the First Circular is available in the “events” section of our website. NICSTAR […]

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