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

 

Brookhaven National Laboratory AP Hot Cells
Since 2014, the Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) has sponsored research efforts to provide accelerator-produced actinium-225 (Ac-225) for radiotherapy. While the DOE IP has been ramping up production, available hot cell space to process Ac-225 has been a limiting factor.As part of an $8.5 million refurbishment project, an obsolete hot cell facility and labs were retrofitted to create…
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Will you be attending the 2024 SNMMI Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, later this week? If so, the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) and the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) team look forward to connecting with you.In addition to our DOE IP booth in the exhibit hall (#625), we’ll be participating in a number of technical sessions throughout the conference. This…
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The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) recently concluded its 2024 Strategic Planning Meeting earlier this month, in Rockville, Maryland. The event, held in a hybrid format with substantial in-person participation, spotlighted the recent technical achievements and ongoing initiatives within the DOE IP community, all aimed at serving the isotope end users.The Strategic Planning…
DOE IP Strategic Planning Meetings
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) recently concluded its 2024 Strategic Planning Meeting earlier this month, in Rockville, Maryland. The event, held in a hybrid format with substantial in-person participation, spotlighted the recent technical achievements and ongoing initiatives within the DOE IP community, all aimed at serving the isotope end users.The Strategic Planning…
DOE Seal
Selections Span Research Areas of Advanced Isotope Enrichment, Novel Accelerator Design and Targetry, and Radiochemistry and SeparationsToday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $6 million in funding for 12 awards across eight efforts to advance research in isotope enrichment, targetry, and separations. This funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical…
Best practices and safe handling of Ra-226
Join the Department of Energy Isotope Program on May 30, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern) for the Virtual Roundtable on Best Practices and Safe Handling of Ra-226.As interest in targeted alpha therapy grows, so has the demand for Ra-226 feedstock to produce these important alpha-emitters such as Ac-225, Ac-227/Th-227/Ra-223, Th-228/Ra-224/Pb-212, and Th-229. The…
strontium-89 hot cell
As the global supply of strontium-89 (Sr-89) is decreasing, the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) is stepping up to help fill market demand. Historically, Sr-89 has been used to alleviate pain for patients suffering metastatic bone cancer. The radioisotope’s natural tendency to localize and accumulate in the bone where it can release cancer-fighting beta emissions led to its FDA-…
DOE IP to end active stand-by capability for strontium-82
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) is ending the active stand-by capability for strontium-82 (Sr-82). The commercialization of the Sr-82 supply chain is a success story for both industry and the DOE IP as an example of nurturing new isotopes within the community until the market becomes economically viable for industry.In the early 2000s, the DOE IP introduced a consistent…
Spring Stakeholder Meetings 2024
The DOE IP invites you to join us for virtual "one-on-one" stakeholder meetings on May 28, and May 29, 2024. Plus, for those planning to attend the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting in Toronto, Canada, we are pleased to announce one day of in-person stakeholder meetings on June 10, 2024.These meetings offer an excellent opportunity for companies and…
Actinium-225 Tri-Lab Research Team receives Secretary’s Honor Achievement Award
The Actinium-225 Tri-Lab Research Team, established by the DOE Isotope Program, was honored with Secretary’s Honor Achievement Awards from the Department of Energy. This is the DOE's highest form of employee recognition. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, Deputy Secretary David Turk, and Under Secretary Geri Richmond presented the award to the Actinium-225 Tri-Lab Research Team in a…