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Abstract

The mission of IRMM is to promote a common European measurement system in support of EU policies, especially internal market, environment, health and consumer protection standards.

Particularly in the metrology areas linked to chemical, biological and radionuclide measurements, IRMM made very important contributions during 2001, in close collaboration with its European partners, particularly the metrology institutes. IRMM has commenced several new initiatives in the area of biometrology, including the creation of a biometrology network. IRMM gave support to health through the creation of a network for key players in the in-vitro diagnostic sector. Support to food quality and safety was given through the evaluation of five newly developed post-mortem BSE tests, the completion of evaluation and feasibility studies for beef gender testing, and the production of 5 new genomic DNA reference materials for food borne pathogens. For nuclear safety and safeguards, groundbreaking measurements were carried out on an isotope of protactinium. Finally, IRMM and Europe's leading low-level underground laboratories merged together to form a newly established low-level radioactivity measurement network within the ERA.

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Authors: NICHOLL C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);FLORIAN D (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20246 EN (2002), pp.56. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-3566-6
Record Number: 200215172 / Last updated on: 2002-09-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en