SNM explores options for isotope production at home and abroad

05/22/2008 | (free registration)

Robert Atcher, SNM president-elect, said his organization is exploring options for isotope production both abroad and in the U.S. This comes after the recent decision to drop development of two new reactors in Canada, which has raised concerns about supply. SNM has spoken with the University of Missouri and General Atomics about their potential to produce medical isotopes and plans to discuss talks with all potential suppliers at its annual meeting in New Orleans next month. "Most of the [U.S.] supply issues in the short term will be met by foreign sources, whether it be reactors in Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia or some other facilities," said Atcher.

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