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iia Eb/X Working Group Starts Preparation of a Roadmap to Ebeam and X-ray and a Suppliers Directory Funded by the NNSA ORS

The iia Eb/X Working Group (Eb/X WG) was re-established in late 2023 following successful industry collaboration that resulted in the publication of  the iia ‘Guide for Prospective Buyers of Accelerators for Sterilization of Medical Devices’ The objective of the Eb/X WG is to support iia members...

The IAEA is hosting a series of webinars on a range of radiation processing topics.  It is anticipated that webinars will be available monthly and iia is in discussion with IAEA on how it can contribute to these events.  If members of the irradiation community...

Irradiation operators and iia members have created a new group - 'France Rayonnements Ionisants' (FRI) with the support and involvement of Yves Henon (IMRP Laureate and iia board director).  The recently created group promoting the safe and beneficial use of irradiation in France, will organize...

AAMI recently published a collection of articles in their publication ‘Industrial Sterilization: Material Compatibility & Process Optimisation’. Under Material Compatibility, articles include: ‘Effects of Electron Beam Sterilization on Polytetrafluoroethylene: Design of Experiments Study’ 'Effect of Gamma and X-ray Irradiation on Polymers Commonly Used in Healthcare Products’ Under...

IBA Industrial Solutions, member of the iia, has signed a contract to install its Be-Efficient electron beam irradiation solution in Germany. The contract, announced on March 19, 2024, includes two Rhodotron® accelerators along with supporting systems for polymer crosslinking applications. Typically priced between EUR 11...

The PsIP is pleased to announce two upcoming live webinars discussing Phytosanitary Irradiation and its effects on the quality of fresh produce post-harvest. These webinars will offer industry insights, solutions to technical barriers, and comparisons of Phytosanitary Irradiation with other technologies. Presented by two industry experts,...

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...

Ionisos, a member of iia, has announced the construction of a new X-ray sterilisation facility in Henriville, France. The new site is scheduled for completion in 2025 and marks an important milestone in the continued expansion of the Ionisos network and service offering.  The Henriville...

The iia is pleased to announce its live webinar 'GAMMA IRRADIATION for Today and the Future' that will take place from 3-4pm GMT on 2nd November 2023. Whilst gamma irradiation is a mature technology that is well understood by users and regulators, it is important to look to the future....

TRAD Tests & Radiations, a member of iia, has shared a video discussing the benefits of their RayXpert software for 3D product modeling and simulated irradiation and dose to product. "This video presents the benefits of Monte Carlo simulation for Health Care Products Manufacturers and Sterilization...

STERIGENICS, a member of iia, are hosting a webinar ‘The Transfer of Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Products between Radiation Sterilization Modalities’ on 20th September 2023. The webinar will discuss the considerations when evaluating the transfer between gamma and e-beam sterilization modalities. Topics to include Change...

The 2023 edition of the International Conference on the Development and Application of Nuclear Technologies (NUTECH) will be held in Krakow, Poland from 20-22 September 2023.  NUTECH covers a wide range of nuclear technology topics ranging from nuclear energy to nuclear medicine and the whole...

On 27th June 2023 Nordion (a Sotera Health company) held their webinar ‘Cobalt-60: Investing for the Future of Gamma Sterilization’.  Nordion's Richard Wiens, Director of Business Development & Strategic Supply, discussed the global supply chain and efforts to expand Cobalt-60 production. The webinar opened with an introduction to...

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TRAD Tests & radiations, a member of iia, has announced the release of RayXpert® version 1.9 with improvements and new features. RayXpert is the most used modeling tool based on a Monte Carlo calculation method. It allows users to accurately simulate a sterilisation or reticulation process...

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