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

 

2023 NIDC Commercial Customer Survey
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 tailoring isotope production to meet…
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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $56 million to provide research opportunities to historically underrepresented groups and institutions in STEM. The funding, through the DOE Office of Science’s Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative, will support internships, mentorship, and training programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), other…
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The DOE Office of Science is excited to announce it is accepting proposals for the 2023 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers at U.S. academic institutions and DOE National Laboratories. To be eligible for the program, a researcher must…
University of Wisconsin Cyclotron Research Group
The DOE Isotope Program is excited to announce the addition of  the University of Wisconsin Cyclotron Research Group to the University Isotope Network. Supported by DOE IP funding, the UW Cyclotron Research Group have developed four new production lines of isotopes at their facility, now available through the NIDC product catalog. Manganese-52g, Bromine-76, Bromine-77, and Yttrium-86 are all in…
Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm pointed to the Stable Isotope Production and Research Center as an example of the administration’s commitment to investment in discovery and research. Photo: Carlos Jones
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, today held a groundbreaking for the U.S. Stable Isotope Production and Research Facility (SIPRC), which will expand the nation’s capability to enrich stable isotopes for medical, industrial, and research applications. DOE also announced $75 million to support SIPRC with funding provided through President…
Fall Stakeholder Meetings 2022
The DOE IP invites you to join us for virtual "one-on-one" stakeholder meetings on Nov. 1, Nov. 17 and Nov. 21, 2022.  These meetings offer an excellent opportunity for companies and institutions to discuss isotope supply and demand issues firsthand with the federal DOE IP Director and Program Managers and the NIDC staff from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. We are looking forward to these…
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…
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-…