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The iia Information Hub aims to provide material which will be of value to iia members. Information sources will be categorised so as to collate data into recognisable and useful areas of interest. We aim to ensure that listed categories are dynamic so that they can be updated to reflect changing areas of interest and concern.

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Prof. Andrzej Chmielewski from the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (INCT) has recently published an updated review on radiation processing technologies. His review covers applications in sterilisation, food irradiation, material modifications and synthesis, and environmental pollution control. This is an update of a paper...

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The iia has created up an Eb/X working group to provide information to iia members who are seeking to or who are interested in implementing these technologies. The group will also learn from actual and potential users of the technologies what their requirements are and...

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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. NAS is charged with providing independent objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies encourage education and research,...

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Earlier this year the Bio-Process Systems Alliance published a paper 'X-ray Sterilisation of Single-Use Bioprocess Equipment' - Part 1 - Industry Needs, Requirements and Risk Evaluation. The Executive Summary states: "A prospective assessment of the contract gamma-irradiation used for sterilization of bioprocess single-use systems, highlights increasing capacity...

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The iia formed the Gamma Working Group (GWG) in 2019 in order to collaborate with industry, support gamma irradiation technology and respond to industry needs as and when required.  The group is highly engaged and has successfully worked both independently and with third parties on...

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created as an independent agency by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes while protecting people and the environment. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of...

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a wide range of guidance and other material that can impact the use of radioactive material and the irradiation industry.  A selection of the key documents are as follows: IAEA Code of Conduct on Safety & Security...

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a legislative branch government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress. It is the supreme audit institution of the federal government of the United States. During recent years the GAO has published a...

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The White Paper was developed by the Government Coordinating Council/Sector Coordinating Council Non-Isotopic Alternative Technologies Working Group (ATWG) established under the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC). The ATWG is co-chaired by representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)...

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There is a growing interest in electron beam and X-ray systems. iia members include all leading of industrial accelerators used in industrial irradiation. There are many factors that will influence the choice of machine including the location, capital cost, operational cost, required efficiency, throughput and...

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The iia is an active member of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC). Canada has led the way internationally when it comes to the research, development and production of medical isotopes and pharmaceuticals. Most of the global supply of  cobalt 60 is produced in the Canadian...

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