New domestic supply chain: Iron-59

Mary Embree and Alex Garnov processing Fe-59 at MURR

The Department of Energy Isotope Program is pleased to announce the quarterly availability of iron-59 (Fe-59) through our partnership with the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR®).

Fe-59 is a radioisotope commonly used in biomedical research including in vitro and in vivo analyses of the cell and systemic metabolism in human health and disease (for example, iron uptake and excretion studies). The Isotope Program is filling a gap in the market as there are no other domestic producers of this radioisotope, and mitigating risk associated with supply chains from sensitive foreign countries. 

For further inquiries about Fe-59, please contact the NIDC at or click the link below to request a quote.

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