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Members of the iia receive AAMI Honors Awards

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has announced the recipients of their 2024 awards, presented at their AAMI/FDA neXus conference. These accolades recognise individuals who have made substantial contributions to advancing the science, ensuring the safety and efficacy of medical devices, and...

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has announced the recipients of their 2024 awards, presented at their AAMI/FDA neXus conference. These accolades recognise individuals who have made substantial contributions to advancing the science, ensuring the safety and efficacy of medical devices, and...

The iia Gamma Working Group (GWG) continued to progress its various initiatives during 2023 with good engagement by its members and partners. Thank you to all individuals that contributed and the organisations that participated in trials and assessments during the year. Cybersecurity Project The ultimate objective...

The IAEA initiated a technical cooperation project for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLA1021) in 2022. The main objective of this project is to strengthen the competitiveness of regional agro-industrial economies. It is believed that irradiation technologies for phytosanitary purposes, can be used to minimize...

Our member the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden, Germany, is intensively working on low-energy electron beam processes in aqueous biosystems in the field of medical and biotechnological applications. To date, there is no satisfactory tool to determine dose...

The International Irradiation Association plans to introduce a leadership program early in 2023. The leadership program will act as a bridge between academic studies and the irradiation industry. Focused on graduates nearing the end of their studies the program will give participants a broad overview of...

The pre-conference training course Radiation Processing for Advanced and Renewable Materials: From Basics to Industrialisation is being held at the Faculty of Science at Kasetsart university in Bangkok this week. 24 students from 13 countries are attending the course which runs from 2-4 November 2022. Lecturers...

Professor Xavier Coqueret, a polymer chemist from the Universite de Reims Champagne Ardenne in France, has been appointed to the board of the International Irradiation Association. Xavier is a well known and well respected member international irradiation community.    ...

The use of low energy electron beams keeps expanding and more applications are emerging. Our member Fraunhofer FEP just announced that they succeeded in producing anti-adhesive coatings on plastic film by applying low energy accelerated electrons without the use of additional chemical crosslinking agents. Electrons functionalize...

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 Special Issue on Electron Beam Processing of Materials brings together scientists working at universities, research institutes, laboratories, and various industries to discuss state-of-the-art research on material processing using electron beam methods for different applications. The methods and devices based on the use of electron beams for material processing are...

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The attenuation of vaccines is a beneficial use of ionizing radiation that has been used for decades. Now it has allowed a breakthrough in the fight against malaria. Malaria is a primary cause of childhood illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 260 000 African...

An article by Dr. Michal Daněk and Wilhelm Schneider of BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG (‘BGS’), a member of iia, highlights the value of irradiation crosslinking to the automotive industry. The article explains how irradiation crosslinking can improve the performance of materials to help meet...

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