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19 February 2018

Alternative Technologies Update

The discussion about alternatives to the use of radiological material is ongoing. In 2017 the International Irradiation Association worked with GIPA in order to finalise and publish a White Paper – A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the industrial Sterilisation of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products. Also in 2017 iia member[…]

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15 February 2018

Innovative sterilization process for complex components

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology – a member of iia – have developed a sterilization process with low-energy electrons for components with complex geometries. With the help of a robotic arm and adapted software control, electron beam sterilization can be used for complex products, extremely rough surfaces,[…]

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7 February 2018

New technological platform opens in Normandy, France

Based in Cherbourg, France, ATRON Metrology, a part of CERAP and a subsidiary of the major French energy group ENGIE has started offering technical and research services in nuclear instrumentation and research on effects of irradiation. The main equipment of the platform is a 3,5 MeV Singletron HVE electrostatic accelerator with a removable X-ray target.[…]

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5 February 2018

New gamma irradiator in Indonesia

On November 15, 2017, Jusuf Kalia, Vice-President of Indonesia, inaugurated the new gamma irradiator Merah Putih (meaning ‘white and red’ in Indonesian). Located on the premises of the Research Center for Science and Technology (PUSPIPTEK) in Serpong near Jakarta, the mutipurpose irradiator was built by the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) in cooperation with the[…]

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23 January 2018

Food Irradiation and the Changing Climate

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency have jointly produced a valuable video which explains how food irradiation benefits society. The introduction to the video explains: “Throughout history, insect pests have posed challenges by spreading diseases, damaging crops and affecting environments, causing damage of more than 70[…]

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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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17 January 2018

E-BEAM Services adds a second accelerator in Cranbury, New Jersey

E-BEAM Services, Inc. has announced a major addition to its electron beam sterilization capacity with a second high-powered electron beam accelerator in Cranbury, New Jersey. This accelerator is specially designed to serve the rapidly growing demand for electron beam sterilization in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Click for more information

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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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