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2009-07-16 12:55:46

Japanese-led researchers say they've created the strongest neutron beam in the world, enabling the exploration of laws governing all matter in the universe. The creation of the beam is the first major experimental achievement at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory, part of the Japan-funded Riken Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science near Tokyo. Researchers said the new beam can achieve in eight hours what it would take other scientists more than six months to accomplish. The...

2009-06-29 16:55:00

Isotopes, the atomic clues used to solve crimes, date ancient artifacts and identify chemicalsWhether it's the summer grass that tickles your feet or the red Bordeaux smacking on your palette, nearly every part of the world around you carries special chemical markers. These markers, called isotopes, can tell scientists where the molecules that compose a substance are from, where they traveled, and what happened to them along the way. But doing these analyses has been complex and costly. Now,...

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2009-06-18 15:57:22

The Canadian government stood by its recent decision to abandon the Maple isotope reactor project, but made very clear that they hope to have the project picked up by private groups to take over the latent nuclear program. The chief executive of MDS Inc-- the Canada based international health and science company that provides products and services for the development of drugs and the management of disease-- reflected on comments made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canada would...

2009-06-15 07:00:00

New Partnership Seeks to Strengthen Fragile Medical Isotope Supply Chain OTTAWA, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, today announced that the Company and the Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry in Moscow, Russia, have agreed to study the feasibility of the Karpov Institute providing the Company with a viable and reliable supply of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for the global nuclear...

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2009-06-13 08:20:00

A scarcity of medical isotopes has forced physicians at scores of U.S. and Canadian hospitals to begin curbing the number of a variety of standard diagnostic tests they prescribe.  Hospital officials say they see no quick-fix in the immediate future. In May, Canadian health officials were forced to close down a nuclear reactor in eastern Ontario that provides roughly a third of the world's supply of medical isotopes that are used in a variety of now commonplace medical screenings to...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

OTTAWA, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today urged the Government of Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) to consult with international experts and obtain their assistance toward activating the MAPLE project to address the current shortage of medical isotopes created by the shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River, Ontario - and to avoid similar occurrences in the...

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2009-05-27 08:57:51

A team of Spanish and British scientists has developed a "laser ablation" method that makes it possible to detect variations in the sulphur isotopes of a single hair over time. This information shows up changes in a person's eating habits and their movements between different countries, which could help police to undermine the alibis of international terrorists. A group of researchers from the LGC Chemical Metrology Laboratory in the United Kingdom and the University of Oviedo, Spain, have...

2009-05-19 09:55:00

Revenue Increase 30% to $ 1.6 Million - Continued Increases In Nearly All Business Segments IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2009. Revenue for the three-month period ended March 31, 2009, were $1,699,670 as compared to $1,307,938 for the same period in 2008, an increase of $391,732, or 30%. The increase in total revenue for the three-month period...

2009-04-15 13:27:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award for its innovative line of trace gas and stable isotope instruments for greenhouse gas monitoring, industrial emissions measurements and point of origin analysis. The award cites Picarro's development and commercial deployment of wavelength-scanned cavity ring down spectroscopy (WS-CRDS), the core...

2009-03-31 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces its selection of a site in Lea County, New Mexico, for the construction of International Isotopes' depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The site location is approximately 15 miles west of Hobbs, NM. INIS announced it's plans to construct the de-conversion facility in 2008 and has since been working on site selection, plant design, and...


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