Technology

Transfer of Products for Sterilization Between Irradiation Technologies

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 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...

The Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is being held in New York between 1 – 26 August 2022. Representatives of international and national industry associations, and their members, covering a variety of nuclear applications...

The increasing number of materials and products treated with irradiation is causing operators to seek ways of optimising their processes, including the dosimetry steps.  TRAD Tests and Radiation, a member of iia based in France, recently published two document about its RayXpert software. RayXpert is...

STERIS AST operates a new X-ray facility at Venlo, the Netherlands, a logistical hub near the German border.  The accelerator is a 5-7 Mev – 700 kW Rhodotron with a tantalum target.  The automation of the warehouse and robotic dosimetry retrieval system enable fully automated...

The Gafchromic™ dosimetry system offers a relatively simple, low cost and accurate means of assessing low doses used for the Sterile Insect Technique and phytosanitary irradiation.  The dosimeter is a small (1 × 1 cm square), thin (~100 micron) film that changes colour when irradiated.  The...

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...

This month STERIS announced further investment with plans for the constuction of a new X-ray radiation processing facility in Tullamore, Ireland. In addition to the new X-ray facility in Tullamore, STERIS support medical device manufacturing in Ireland through their existing ethylene oxide, electron beam, VHP and...

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...

In the April 2022 edition of Radiation Physics and Chemistry, already available online, an article written by Hans de Brouwer of the SABIC Technology and Innovation Division in the Netherlands compares the effects of gamma radiation and X-rays on the mechanical properties and color of...

After Ahmedabad, a second gamma irradiation facility is about to go online in the central Indian city of Indore. Designed to process 5 tons per hour of dry sewage,  this facility is part of the Swachh Bharat (clean India) program .Cobalt-60 has been loaded commissioning...

Two announcements were made last month about the signing of memorandums of understanding to develop the production of Cobalt-60 at pressurized water reactors (PWRs).  These announcements are as follows: Westinghouse and EDF Collaborate in Life-Saving Nuclear Medical Applications: https://info.westinghousenuclear.com/news/westinghouse-edf-mou-cobalt-60 Framatome partners with Exelon Generation to strengthen long-term supply...

IBA will increase their contribution to iia by moving their membership category from Gold to Platinum level.  This move reflects the increased standing of IBA’s Industrial Solutions business within the radiation processing industry.  IBA continue to be at the forefront of accelerator technology as they...

The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) has organised a short webinar that aims to improve engagement with Canadian government officials and awareness and understanding of the importance of isotope production and supply. Bruce Power, Nordion and the iia will contribute to the discussion. The CNIC is...

The iia held the 4th meeting of its Gamma Working Group (GWG) on 30th November 2021.  Thank you to those individuals from the gamma irradiation community that contributed to this meeting and enabled the group to progress its various initiatives. SANDIA National Laboratories (SNL) updated the...

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