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2011-06-03 08:00:00

ATLANTA, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced it has signed an exclusive option agreement with Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, to license technology from PNNL for use with Perma-Fix's proprietary process to safely and cost-effectively produce Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), which is used to make Technetium 99m (Tc-99m).Tc-99m is the most widely used medical isotope...

2010-09-23 05:00:00

MDS Nordion secures exclusive Mo-99 supply through framework agreement OTTAWA, Sept. 23/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of products and services to the global health science market, today announced it has entered into a framework agreement with The Open Joint Stock Company "Isotope" (Isotope), the authorized subsidiary of Rosatom State Corporation, to explore and define areas of collaboration in the field of supply, marketing and sale of isotopes produced in...

2010-07-08 14:47:54

Long-term solution still needed to remedy isotope shortage plaguing hospitals and patients SNM is optimistic that the anticipated recommencement of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)-run National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Canada, will provide short-term relief to the isotope shortage that has been plaguing patients and the nuclear medicine community for more than one year. However, SNM cautions that the restart of this reactor will not solve the ongoing...

2009-08-09 15:46:41

A University of Iowa official says the current limited supply of radioisotopes used in medical scans could put some patients' lives in danger. Dr. Michael Graham, a university official and president of SNM, formerly known as the Society of Nuclear Medicine, said some medical patients could be facing risky surgeries that could be avoided through medical scans utilizing the isotopes, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. It's possible that some deaths could occur, Graham said. The...

2009-07-28 17:00:35

SNM and a coalition of eight other organizations have issued a white paper urging Congress to take steps to maintain adequate supplies of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a radioactive substance that is the basis for a common medical isotope used in more than 80 percent of all nuclear medicine procedures.The coalition jointly issued the paper to ensure that patient care is not compromised by a worldwide shortage of Mo-99 and measures to curtail the use of high-enriched uranium (HEU) in radionuclide...

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...

2009-05-19 13:51:00

OTTAWA, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has received information from its primary supplier, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), regarding an interruption in the supply of medical isotopes, primarily molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) used in the manufacturing of technetium-99m generators. AECL has advised MDS Nordion that they anticipate the National Research Universal reactor (NRU) will remain out of service for more than...

2008-09-06 21:00:04

A global shortage of medical isotopes used in scans of hearts, bones, kidneys and some cancers will cause delays and cancellations across the UK in the coming weeks.British hospitals were receiving less than 50 per cent of expected supplies and rations were expected to drop even further, the experts warned.The isotopes are used in more than 80 per cent of routine diagnostic nuclear imaging procedures.Professor Alan Perkins, honorary secretary at the British Nuclear Medicine Society, said:...

2008-07-28 15:01:01

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 28, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today welcomed the report of an ad hoc advisory group of health specialists that has been looking at ways to minimize potential future disruptions of medical imaging services related to the isotope supply. The group of health specialists, including experts from the field of nuclear medicine, was convened by Health Canada in December 2007 during the prolonged shutdown of the National Research...


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