About the NIDC

The National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) manages the coordination of isotope production across many U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded facilities. The NIDC also manages the sales and distribution of these isotopes, including requests for quotes, rental and sales contracts, invoicing, and referrals. It also handles transportation issues (containers, export, licensing, shipping schedules) and provides a number of special services for customers.

Additionally, the NIDC aims to improve public relations with stakeholders and to educate the public through outreach activities on the important role that isotopes play in society. These outreach activities include newsletters, meetings, summer schools, and advocacy for the needs of the customers.

The NIDC is funded by the DOE Isotope Program within the DOE Office of Science's Office of Nuclear Physics.