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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

 

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. Dept. of Energy
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…
Ashleigh Kimberlin and Mikayla Molnar achieve success with a gas-trapping apparatus for Ac-225 production. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy
In experiment after experiment, the synthetic radioisotope actinium-225 has shown promise for targeting and attacking certain types of cancer cells. Although researchers have studied this radioisotope’s cancer-fighting potential for more than two decades, there’s not a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment using Ac-225 — yet. But with more Ac-225 available from the DOE Isotope…
2021 Fall newsletter
The latest issue of the NIDC Newsletter is now available on our website. Read about the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program's production, events, facility updates, staff news, and other program activities. Highlights for this issue include: Idaho National Laboratory's RAD EMIS 2021 Isotope User Group meetings The Ac-225 Drug Master File and more!
The Suzanne Lapi Research Group at UAB
  The DOE Isotope Program is excited to announce the addition of three new isotopes to our product catalog! Cobalt-55, manganese-52, and vanadium-48 offer promise as PET imaging isotopes and are available and ready to quote, thanks to a new partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Cyclotron Facility. The UAB cyclotron facility is the third university to join the University…
Register for the Summer 2022 Virtual Internship Fair
Join the Office of Science on November 9, 2021, from 1–6 PM ET for this highly interactive event to learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internships and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships programs. These stipend-based 10-week programs provide technical training and research opportunities at the national laboratories and facilities. Register now…