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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

 

Hot Cell Work
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program is pleased to release its 2020 Annual Update on Medical Isotopes. ​This document details the research, development, and production of medically relevant isotopes within the DOE Isotope Program. Also, updates to program initiatives such as stable isotope production, isotope harvesting, nuclear data, and the University Isotope Network, are outlined…
Dr. Saed Mirzadeh Retires from ORNL
ORNL Distinguished Scientist and Corporate Fellow Dr. Saed Mirzadeh Retires After more than 31 years with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), distinguished staff scientist and corporate fellow Dr. Saed Mirzadeh retired in September. Dr. Mirzadeh received a BS in chemistry from the National University of Iran and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of New Mexico. He began his…
2020 Fall Stakeholder Meetings
The DOE Isotope Program has set aside Tuesday, November 17, and Wednesday, November 18, 2020, to host its virtual Fall Stakeholder Meetings. These “one-on-one” meetings offer an opportunity for companies, research institutions, and other organizations within the isotope community to personally discuss a wide range of isotope topics such as market supply/demand with…
Cathy Cutler moderates the Ac-225 User Meeting at the 2019 SNMMI Conference
This year the DOE Isotope Program will host three 90-minute virtual isotope user meetings focused on the following emerging alpha-emitters: actinium-225, astatine-211, and lead-212. The purpose of the meetings is to encourage free discussion and collaboration amongst users of specific isotopes and accelerate their widespread use in medicine.These webinar-style sessions will feature brief…
DOE IP and NIDC Virtual Meetings
Usually held during the SNMMI Annual Meeting, the DOE IP will now be conducting virtual "one-on-one" stakeholder meetings June 15–17, 2020. These meetings offer a great opportunity for the isotope community to personally discuss a variety of topics such as isotope supply and demand issues with the DOE IP director, DOE program managers, and the NIDC staff. The deadline to schedule a…
NIDC Spring 2020 Newsletter
The latest issue of the NIDC Newsletter is now available. Read about the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program's production, university partnerships, facility improvements, staff news, and other program activities. Highlights for this issue include: The re-establishment of domestically produced americium-241 New Product: Copper-67 routine…
The NIDC is Hiring!
The NIDC is actively searching for a new Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs - Senior Technical Staff Member to join our team. Located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the NIDC interfaces directly with the isotope user community and coordinates isotope production across numerous program facilities for the DOE Isotope Program. The Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs…
DOE IP and NIDC Virtual Meetings
In response to current events, the DOE Isotope Program and NIDC will be hosting a number of virtual meetings in the coming months. While we are sad we won't see our customers and stakeholders in person, we are excited to bring new content and ideas to our community in a safe and effective manner. Stakeholder One-on-One Meetings Usually held during the SNMMI Annual Meeting, the DOE IP will now…
Funding Opportunity for Research, Development, and Training in Isotope Production FOA
The DOE Isotope Program has posted a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Research, Development, and Training in Isotope Production (DE-FOA-0002301). Also posted is the corresponding Laboratory Announcement (LAB-002301). The FOA can be found online at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science website. Apply for the Research, Development, and Training in Isotope Production…
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Isotope Production classified ESSENTIAL FUNCTION at DOE National Laboratories and associated activities are being maintained Currently, all DOE IP and NIDC operations are proceeding with no interruptions to customer orders. All operations are implementing CDC advised precautions to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus. Staff are practicing social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting…