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2014-05-30 04:22:18

PRETORIA, South Africa, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd, a subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), produces a quarter of the world's medical radioisotopes used to allow for about 40 million medical diagnostic images every year, making it the third largest producer and supplier globally. This proud South African corporate citizen is situated at the sophisticated Necsa nuclear facility site, west of Pretoria and routinely...

2010-02-17 01:30:00

WARSAW, Poland, February 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Addition of Polish Research Reactor Helps With Worldwide Supply Shortage Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, and the Institute of Atomic Energy in Poland (IAE POLATOM) today announced an agreement to augment and further diversify Covidien's supply of Molybdenum 99 (Mo 99) to produce the medical isotope Technetium 99m (Tc 99m). Tc 99m is a vital medical isotope used in over 80...

2009-07-30 09:00:00

MAPLE Reactors Could Solve the Isotope Crisis within 24 months OTTAWA, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has submitted a Proposal to the Government of Canada's Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope and Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) Generator Production. MDS Nordion believes that the best answer to the shortage of medical radioisotopes is the completion and bringing into service of the MAPLE project. The MDS Nordion...

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...

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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...

2009-06-01 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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2005-09-07 14:27:45

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For University of Missouri tailgaters, the name of the new parking lot down the hill from Memorial Stadium is little more than a curiosity: Reactor Field, a nod to the nearby nuclear research reactor. The nation's largest university-based reactor keeps an intentionally low local profile, despite its cutting-edge research into promising cancer drugs. But among regulators and nuclear energy watchdogs, it has a troubling distinction: The reactor is one of only two university...


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