Skin contamination by radionuclides: the first emergency treatment is on the market
Since July 2018, Cevidra has marketed Cevidra® Calixarene, the first emergency local treatment for skin contamination by actinides.The treatment, a simple-to-use cleansing cream, prevents uranium from passing through the skin barrier by more than 95%, and was developed during two theses at IRSN in partnership with the Institut Galien Paris-Sud (UMR CNRS 8612) and the Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).
Best oral presentation award for Jacques Jabbour at the RF2B Scientific Days
Jacques Jabbour, a research engineer in structural mechanics at IRSN, has won the award for the best oral presentation at the Scientific Days event held on July 12 and 13, 2018 by the RF2B(1) (Regroupement Francophone pour la recherche et la Formation sur le Béton – Francophone group for research and education on concrete).
Alexia Lapière receives the “Young Researcher” Award at the GFNG Congress
Alexia Lapière, a PhD student at IRSN’s Radiobiology of medical exposure laboratory (LRMed), has won the “Young Researcher” Award for the quality and originality of her research work at the annual congress of the French Neuro-Gastroenterology Group (Groupe français de neuro-gastroentérologie, GFNG), held in Paris on June 14 and 15, 2018.
Two more awards for Nadia Benabdallah - IRPA congress 2018
On June 8, 2018, Nadia Benabdallah won the Young Professional Award and the Young Professional public Award for her PhD thesis conducted at IRSN’s internal dose assessment laboratory (LEDI), during the European IRPA (International Radiation Protection Association) Congress held at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Nadia Benabdallah wins the PHENIICS Doctoral School Award
Nadia Benabdallah has won, on Monday May 28th, the PHENIICS Doctoral School Award for her thesis "Optimization of dosimetry in alphatherapy by a multi-scale approach: application to the treatment of bone metastases with Ra-223", which she defended on December 21, 2017.
Reportage on CABRI CIP-Q test day, on April 16th
First test on the new water loop of CABRI reactor, the CIP-Q test took place on April 16th 2018. This test is part of CABRI international program (CIP) whose objective is to study reactivity-injection accidents. Back to the test day in video.
Extension of the RESOH chair
The RESOH chair, a training and research chair that studies the influence of inter-organizational relations (sub-contractor relations and project mode) on collective efforts to develop "safe industrial performance", has just been extended for 5 years. In this new phase, the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (ANDRA) will join forces with the chair's long-standing partners: the Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique (IMT Atlantique), Orano (formerly Areva), Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and the IRSN.