MDS Nordion Collaborates With Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry to Develop Molybdenum-99 for Global Nuclear Medicine Market
New Partnership Seeks to Strengthen Fragile Medical Isotope Supply Chain
MDS Nordion and the Karpov Institute have agreed to combine their respective expertise and resources to explore the development of a commercialization plan to address a portion of the need for a long-term supply of Moly-99.
“This collaboration is a critical component of MDS Nordion’s larger strategy to help secure an additional and reliable supply of medical isotopes for the global nuclear medicine community,” said
Together, MDS Nordion and the Karpov Institute have strong technical and operational expertise. MDS Nordion has substantial technical and marketing knowledge; the Karpov Institute brings substantial nuclear infrastructure and expertise in physics and reactor operations.
“Business co-operation with MDS Nordion meets our strategic objective of increasing Mo-99 production and entering the Western markets,” said Dr.
About the Karpov Institute
The Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry is classified as a State Scientific Centre, which has been involved in basic and applied research in the area of physical chemistry for more than 90 years. Production of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals using the capabilities of the WWR-c research reactor is one of the most important multi-directional activities currently developed at our Institute. The Karpov Institute is the main supplier (90%) of Mo-99 and Tc-99m generators to the domestic Russian market. Our products are delivered weekly to more than 200 clinics throughout
About MDS Nordion
MDS Nordion, a business unit of MDS Inc., is a global leader in providing medical isotopes for molecular and diagnostic imaging, radiotherapeutics and sterilization technologies for medical products that benefit the lives of millions of people in more than 50 countries around the world. MDS Nordion’s products and services are used on a daily basis by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical-device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories. Find out more at www.mdsnordion.com
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