News : Technology

8June2017

New method enables real-time monitoring of materials during irradiation

The linked article appeared in MIT news. It is said that the technique will enable continuous measurement of the changes in materials in high radiation environments. The article includes the following quote about the research – “Our whole goal was to monitor how materials evolve when exposed to radiation,” associate professor Michael Short explains, “but […]

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5June2017

Nanosized delivery systems for radiopharmaceuticals

A valuable scientific research project, a Coordinated Research Project (CRP), is being run by the IAEA in order to develop the opportunity of using radiation technologies for the advancement of sciences and health care. Project Name: Nanosized delivery systems for radiopharmaceuticals The aim of this CRP is to provide significant improvement in the delivery of […]

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2June2017

The International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development,

Several heads of state and government, ministers, senior representatives of international organisations and donors gathered at the International Atomic Energy Agency 30 May to 1 June in Vienna to review its efforts to help countries benefit from the peaceful uses of nuclear technology in key development areas such as food security, human health and energy. […]

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1June2017

Instructive Surfaces and Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

A valuable scientific research project is being undertaken which involved representatives from 15-20 countries. The Coordinated Research Project (CRP) is being run by the IAEA in order to develop the opportunity of using radiation technologies for the advancement of sciences and health care, particularly related to systems for Tissue engineering. Project Name: Instructive Surfaces and Scaffolds […]

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30May2017

Konnexis – Newsletter

New iia member Konnexis, a supplier of irradiation facility control and monitoring systems, has just published its latest newsletter. This includes information about updates to their AccuSOLO and KonnTRACK software and it can be accessed at the following link: http://eepurl.com/cQAAGT . You can sign up to receive future newsletters at the Konnexis website, www.konnexis.com

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25May2017

Shipment of Class 7 Radioactive Materials

Despite the benefits to society the transport of radioactive materials presents challenges. Sea transport is widely used to move materials, especially over long distances, but the number of shipping companies that carry class 7 (radioactive) materials continues to diminish which has an adverse impact of cost of moving the cargo and increases the security risks […]

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24May2017

Source Security Working Group

The Source Security Working Group met last Thursday for a scheduled all day meeting to discuss recent developments, engage with key industry players, expand its sphere of influence and to plan future initiatives. The meeting was held at the Elekta offices in DC and included engagement with: GAO (Government Accountability Office) NNSA ORS (National Nuclear […]

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23May2017

Ionisos – Investment at the Chaumesnil site

iia member Ionisos has completed a plant upgrade at its Chaumesnil site (France). The upgrade, which began in 2013, included the installation of a new accelerator section and improvements to the loading/unloading robot. The investment improves production capacity and enables the facility to meet the increasing demand for electron beam processing capacity.

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22May2017

1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies” – The Beginnings of Method 2 of ISO 11137-2

John Kowalski recently posted an item on LinkedIn that provided some valuable and interesting historic information about the first White Paper on the 1979 “AAMI 60Co Dose Setting Intercompany Studies”, protocols and results of the three study phases of these studies. The original documents show calculations that were made to determine an estimated sterilization dose, […]

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