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isoSolutions Mourns Loss of a Partner and Friend

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 1, 2016 ⎜ Market


We regret to announce that Dr. Alexander Susan has passed away peacefully at the age of 83 in Columbia, Missouri. In 2001, Alex Susan and David Drummond, the principal of isoSolutions, formed a joint company – Alpha IICH Inc. – to develop a supply of alpha emitting radionuclides to researchers for therapeutic applications. Over the years, Alex and David pursued many business opportunities together, merging their international networks of contacts for mutual benefit. Alex became a friend as well as a loyal partner. He will be missed.

Following is the obituary of Alexander Susan. May he rest in peace.

Obituary for Alexander C. Susan

Dr. Alexander C. Susan, 83, of Columbia [Missouri] passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Boone Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1933 in Cluj, Romania, the son of Dr. Bartholomew and Gabriella Susan, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married to Mihaela Susan, who also preceded him in death.

Dr. Susan received a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and a Ph.D. from the University of Moscow. He defected from Romania to the United States in 1968. Before founding the International Isotope Society in 1986 and the International Isotope Clearing House Inc. in 1991, Dr. Susan worked as a research chemist at various corporations, including Mallinckrodt, Sandoz Inc. and Novartis International AG.

Dr. Susan loved all forms of classical music and was a patron of the Kansas City Symphony, as well as a supporter of and mentor to many young musicians. Some people would say that the best music could be heard coming from his home in Leawood, Kansas. He was an avid collector of art and a gourmet cook as well.

He is survived by: one son, Bogdan and wife Amy; and grandchildren Rocco and Brinkley. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, Duke and Lucky.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Columbia, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial will follow with Monsignor Flanagan celebrating. Inurnment will immediately follow at Columbia Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School, 817 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65203.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory;

12 East Ash Street,
Columbia, Missouri, 65203;
(573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at

Mentor — Mr. Will Lepeska

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 22, 2015 ⎜ Market


With sadness we must report that our mentor and namesake of the isoSolutions scholarship fund has passed away.

Mr. Will Lepeska died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, 21st November 2015.
His was a life well lived, and it is celebrated beautifully and eloquently at
In memorium of Will, isoSolutions will increase the endowment of the Lepeska-Armstrong Science Marketing Scholarship so that an additional talented student can benefit in his name.

RIP Will.

Obituary — Andrés Friedman

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 16, 2015 ⎜ Market


We are sad to report that we have lost one of the members of our isoSolutions family. Andrés Friedman passed away on the morning of 2nd of September in Budapest, after a long illness.

Andrés was our first sales representative, and he is largely responsible for the entry of isoSolutions into the Latin American market. He introduced us to his extensive network of contacts, and provided valuable advice and assistance as we grew our business. He was a gentleman and a fount of knowledge on a wide range of subjects. He loved learning and he was passionate about the things that mattered to him. He was a consummate traveler in his earlier days and he cooked a mean Hungarian goulash.

Andrés was born in Oradea, Romania on the 6th of December, 1937. He moved to Chile with his family in 1939 and then the family relocated to Buenos Aires in 1950. André spent his youth in Buenos Aires until the age of 27. He studied at the Natural Science University in Buenos Aires and graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1964. He spent a year abroad in Saclay, France in 1965-66 and then performed an internship in radiobiology with ASTEF in 1966-67.

He entered the chemical products industry with SEIA-Saint Eutrope in 1967 and worked during the next 11 years in the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile and Germany. He moved to Canada in 1978. There, he joined the Radiochemical Company of Atomic Energy of Canada, which was later privatized as MDS Nordion, and worked for the company for 12 years in Canada and another 2 years in Belgium. In 1998 he moved to Hungary.

Andrés is survived by his wife and is fondly remembered by many friends around the world.

isoSolutions is honored to have known Andrés Friedman and is grateful for his contributions to the company. He will be sadly missed.

RIP Andrés.