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The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

Conversations in the healthcare community increasingly refer to challenges in accessing sufficient sterilisation capacity. In recent years organisations, including the IAEA, have referred to alternative technologies suggesting that the market is looking to switch from gamma to alternatives including EB and X-ray. In reality the healthcare...

Johnson and Johnson first hosted the Kilmer conference in 1976. The conference brings together invited professionals in microbiology, quality assurance, assurance of sterility and infection control from industry, academia, regulatory authorities and healthcare delivery organisations. Previous conferences focused on advances in terminal sterilisation and aseptic processing,...

The iia, as a founding member of the Society for Sterility Assurance Professionals (SfSAP), will be represented at the upcoming Kilmer Conference in Athens Greece during 13 – 16 June 2022.  The SfSAP are planning an interactive presentation titled: A structured pathway to support, attract,...

The iia is pleased to welcome Cytiva as its latest new member. Cytiva is a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics.  They are a trusted partner to customers that undertake life-saving activities ranging from biological research...

The iia is pleased to welcome Johnson & Johnson as its latest new member. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company with more than 130,000 employees worldwide.  The company is widely involved in the advancement of sterility assurance processes...

The iia has published the article ‘Medtech Sterilization by Electron Beam & X-rays’.  The article summarises recent trends in the technology and uses of accelerators to sterilize medical devices and the increasing share that are expected to take among all sterilization modalities. The article was...

A mini review on the use of irradiation for vaccine development was just published online in Frontiers in Immunology. The review highlights the potential of ionizing radiation as a vaccine technology suitable against several pathogens causing diseases in various hosts species. This has been most...

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The following article in Global Times highlights how irradiation can be used in cold-chain food distribution to combat COVID 19 transmission risks. The article also highlights how irradiation is used to treat healthcare products and in addressing environmental challenges associated with waste-water. Click this link to...

John Logar, strategic leader and radiation sterilisation expert who has spent most of his career involved with ASTM serving in many roles including Chair of the ASTM Board of Directors and Steve Capmbell, acting President and CEO at AAMI, joined the SfSAP board on 11 January...

Cleaning, freeze-drying and sterilization by irradiation is a combination of processes that have now been used for a few decades to prepare human replacement tissues in surgical procedures. One example is bone grafts taken from corpses used to fill holes caused by trauma, cancer, or...

The IAEA highlight that, as a consequence of the Covid pandemic, 70%  of nuclear imaging procedures were disrupted. These procedures are crucial in the diagnosis and management of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The disruption has allowed non-communicable and other diseases to develop and progress undetected, potentially...

The Kilmer Conference Program Coordinator (John Logar) has circulated a Request for Abstracts for Kilmer 2022. The Kilmer Conference recognises pioneering efforts in the field of sterilization and sterility assurance, taking its name from Fred Kilmer, who was a leader in the pharmaceutical industry and director...

The Government of Ontario in partnership with the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries and McMaster University is organizing virtual trade missions to Europe and the United States focused on medical isotopes. The iia is a member of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council...

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The Organizing Committee of the 3rd Medical Device Sterilization Workshop is pleased to announce the next meeting for stakeholders exploring accelerator-based sterilization alternatives, “Medical Device Sterilization: Understanding the Possibilities.” This virtual meeting will take place in the mornings (CDT) on September 22, 23, & 24, 2021....

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