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9 April 2014

Sterigenics / Nordion – Further information on the acquisition and timelines.

Following the announcement that Sterigenics had entered a definitative agreement to acquire Nordion the following  additional information about the transaction has been made public. The transaction represents the second and concluding stage of a strategic review that Nordion initiated in January 2013. Milestones in the process to complete the transaction include; issuing a Circular to […]

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27 March 2014

Nordion & Adesto Technologies present CBRAM data storage. The product will enable medical devices with embedded electronics to be sterilised using gamma irradiation.

Nordion recently collaborated with Adesto Technologies, a leading developer of non-volatile memory solutions. Together they confirmed that Adesto CBRAM® data storage technology is gamma radiation compatible. This will enable medical devices with embedded electronics to be sterilized using gamma. The research results were presented at MD&M West.

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27 February 2014

Crosslinking Plastics: A Radiant Future for Materials Properties

An article with this title appeared in the December 2013 edition of Kunststoffe International. The article was based on an interview with Andreas Ostrowicki, Managing Director of Beta Gamma Services GmbH (iia member) and Uwe Stenglin founder of PTS Plastic Technologie Services. The BGS website can be wiewed here: BGS website

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17 January 2014

Security by Design – Devices Containing High Activity Radioactive Sources

The International Irradiation Association was present a recent workshop which discussed the security of devices containing high activity radioactive sources. The workshop also discussed security issues related to production irradiators. The security of high activity radioactive sources is of relevance and importance to all. Losing control of a device, such as happened in Mexico in December 2013, […]

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4 December 2013

Security Update – Latest – 11 Dec 13

The following article provides an update on the theft of a lorry containing cobalt 60 – safety and security related matters. The latest position is referenced in this news article – BBC news. It now appears as if the material has been found although the cobalt had been removed from the shipping container. Six people arrested over […]

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5 September 2013

Industrial Electron Beam Processing -an IAEA and iia Booklet

In the Federal Register of 30 August 2013, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that it would revise its licensing guidance for irradiators to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. The NRC is requesting public comment by 30 September 2013 on draft […]

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1 May 2013

Radiation Processing in Vietnam. An overview of activities and recent developments in Vietnam.

Governmental institutions pioneered the introduction of radiation processing into Vietnam but the availability of radiation processing services in the country now reflects the presence of both government and private investment. The radiation processing market has increased significantly over the past decade with the most important applications being food processing and phytosanitary applications. The use of irradiation […]

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27 October 2012

Forensic Signatures of Radiological Sources

There are circumstances when identifying the origin of the materials used in sealed sources may be desirable. This interesting article, Forensic Signatures of Radiological Sources,  reviews the work done at the Argonne National Laboratory and the Idaho National Laboratory (USA) in the field of forensic radiological signatures. The article was presented to the 2011 Conference […]

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19 July 2012

Gamma Sterilsation Factsheet

GIPA (Gamma Industry Processing Alliance – iiA Affiliate) have produced a Gamma Sterilisation Factsheet which is available in the members section of its website. Click here – Factsheet

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