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

 

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…
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…
Summer 2022 Undergraduate Internships
The Office of Science is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2022 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 undergraduates…
2021UGM recordings and presentations
In August, the DOE Isotope Program and the NIDC hosted four isotope user group meetings focusing on emerging isotopes: actinium-225, astatine-211, lead-212, and copper-67. If you were unable to attend, don't worry, you can now watch the recordings and view the presentations from each meeting. View the UGM recordings and presentations
EANM 2021 Annual Congress
This week marks the start of the 34th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The DOE Isotope Program is excited to have a virtual booth at this industry-leading event again this year. This year's Annual Congress takes place October 20—23, 2021, and we are excited to connect with our European colleagues. If you plan to…