NIDC News

Our NIDC News reports the latest developments in U.S. Department of Energy’s isotope production efforts, university partnerships, facility improvements, staff news, and other notable center activities as they occur. Stay Connected

 

Radioisotope astatine-211 is produced by bombarding bismuth in a particle accelerator, or cyclotron. Photo Credit: UW Research Scientist Don Hamlin
Targeted radiation therapy may provide an alternative in treating some blood-borne cancers The University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center produce and deliver unique cancer therapy for clinical trials. While no two cancers are the same and every patient reacts differently to treatment, scientists in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medicine at the University of…
User Group Schedule
  In 2022, the DOE Isotope Program will host four virtual user group meetings focused on the following emerging alpha and beta emitters: actinium-225, astatine-211, lead-203/212, and new this year, cerium-134. The purpose of the meetings is to facilitate free discussion and collaboration amongst users of specific isotopes and to encourage information exchange with their use in medicine. These…
Student in lab
The Office of Science is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2023 term for three programs offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, the Community College Internships (CCI) program, and the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP).  SULI and CCI offer…
Cathy S. Cutler, Ph.D. - Director of the Medical Isotope Research Production and Development group (MIRP) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Cathy Sue Cutler, PhD, FSNMMI, Director of the Medical Isotope Research and Production Program (MIRP) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named as Vice President-elect for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).The MIRP is a key production site in the DOE Isotope Program and Dr. Cutler is a world leader in the development and production of isotopes. Dr. Cutler…
DOE IP working to mitigate isotope supply disruption
With current world events in play, the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program has been carefully monitoring global radio- and stable isotope supply chains and have put mitigation plans in place. If you are having trouble obtaining isotopes, including Ac-225, Am-241, Ba-133, C-14, Cd-109, Ce-139, Cf-252, Co-57, Cs-131, Cs-137, Fe-55, Fe-59, Ge-68, Gd-153, He-3, Ir-192, Kr-85, Mn-54, Ni-63, P-…
Introduction to US Department of Energy Isotope Program and Opportunities
The US Department of Energy Office of Isotope R&D and Production (DOE IP) is pleased to invite representatives from US Minority Serving Institutions to a virtual townhall discussion to discuss planned funding opportunities related to undergraduate and graduate workforce development and R&D in isotope science. Academic institutions with programs or interests in physics, chemistry,…
Join us for virtual stakeholder meetings
These meetings offer an excellent opportunity for companies and institutions to discuss isotope supply and demand firsthand with the federal DOE IP director, federal DOE program managers, and the NIDC staff. We are looking forward to insightful discussions with the aim to better serve the isotope community through a clearer understanding of stakeholder needs and concerns. If you are…
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Seal
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $1 million in funding for three awards to advance research and development (R&D) to translate newly developed radioisotopes into evaluation for potential use in preclinical and clinical trials. This funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science…
Graduate Student Research Program 2022
The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected…
2022 Commercial Customer Survey
Help Us Plan for Your Isotope Needs! The NIDC, on behalf of the DOE Isotope Program, seeks input from commercial stakeholders on anticipated isotope product needs and potential supply shortages in the next five years. With this valuable information, the DOE IP will gain a clearer understanding of future market demand and, as a result, can better serve industrial and research entities by…