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Xenon-133 production begins in the Netherlands

Production of xenon-133 gas using low-enriched uranium has begun at the High Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands after Curium and the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group partnered to develop and implement a process to produce the radioisotope. Curium converts the pure bulk of Petten-sourced Xe-133, which can be used to evaluate cerebral blood flow and pulmonary function, as well as for lung imaging, at its sister company in the US.

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