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Reactors back online, expected to alleviate shortage of Mo-99

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 20, 2018 ⎜ Industry

The worldwide supply of molybdenum-99 is expected to stabilize over the next several weeks as the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands and the Open Pool Australian Lightwater nuclear reactor have resumed operations and are expected to reach normal Mo-99 production this week. Meanwhile, NTP Radioisotopes’ South Africa-based Pelindaba Nuclear Plant, which has finished functionality tests, is awaiting approval from the country’s National Nuclear Regulator to begin Mo-99 production runs.

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Can nuclear medicine avoid another Mo-99 shortage?

David T. Drummond ⎜Jun 11, 2018 ⎜ Industry

By Wayne Forrest, staff writer.

Major changes are taking place in the intricate network that supplies healthcare providers around the world with molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a key radioisotope for nuclear medicine studies. The question is, can the nuclear medicine community avoid another devastating shutdown like the one that occurred in 2009? (more…)


isoSolutions supplier IRE is proud to announce a partnership with ASML

David T. Drummond ⎜Feb 1, 2018 ⎜ Products

IRE is proud to announce a partnership with ASML to further develop a new, non-fission production method for medical isotopes such as Mo-99/Tc-99m. This partnership has resulted in the start of the LightHouse Isotopes BV, an ambitious initiative for the development of a promising alternative production method for a sustainable long term supply of Mo-99.

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