OTTAWA, May 8, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --Media are invited to tour a gamma
irradiation research and processing facility in Laval, Quebec. The tour
will be preceded by a brief news conference to introduce Nordion's
Gamma Centre of Excellence for irradiation science.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 10 a.m.
Where: Gamma Centre of Excellence
535 Boulevard Cartier Ouest
Schedule: 10:00 a.m.: News conference with company representatives and
question period with irradiation specialists
10:20 a.m.: Tour of the irradiator (cameras encouraged)
Interviews with scientific and technical experts or Nordion executives
available following the tour.
Why: Canadians are concerned about food contamination and hospital-acquired
infections. But many don't understand how irradiation can protect them from bacteria such as E.coli and
Salmonella. Gamma irradiation reduces harmful bacteria and eliminates
insect pests in a wide range of products and materials, from fruit and
spices to hospital gowns, syringes and pharmaceuticals. Extensively
studied for more than 50 years, the process is recognized as safe and
effective by international public health and government agencies such
as the World Health Organization, the UN Food and Agriculture
Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Nordion, Inc (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ) has been a world leader in gamma technologies for more than 40 years.
Nordion's Gamma Centre of Excellence offers applied research and
development, training and specialty gamma processing for industrial and
academic partners from across Canada and around the world. This is a
rare opportunity for media to see how an irradiator works from the
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SOURCE: Nordion Inc.
Due to site security, media need to confirm their attendance in advance by
contacting: Natasha Gauthier External Communications Specialist, Nordion (613)
592-3400 x. 2243 Mobile: (613) 866-7365 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nordion.com
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