India looking to produce molybdenum-99

10/24/2009 | (India)

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in India is planning to produce molybdenum-99 through a nuclear fission process using low-enriched uranium. The move seeks to address the worldwide shortage in medical isotopes that the country also is facing, particularly for technetium-99, which is produced from Mo-99 and used in diagnostic tests for heart, bone and kidney conditions.

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