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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

 

Nuclide Chart
Recently the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), managed by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science for Nuclear Physics, updated the half-life value of actinium-225 (Ac-225) to 9.92 days. This is a change from the previously used value of 10.0 days. This update was made based on a paper published in Applied Radiation and Isotopes titled "Measurement of the Ac-225…
Radiochemical technicians David Denton and Karen Murphy use hot cell manipulators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory during the production of actinium-227.
Recycled medical devices, diverted from going to a special landfill, supply the key ingredient in a drug that treats prostate cancer. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a process to produce actinium-227 using harvested radium-226 from legacy medical devices. The devices are secured by the Department of Energy Isotope Program. Scientists convert the…
SNMMI 2019, Anaheim, CA
SNMMI is Right Around the Corner... We would like to invite you to join the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) for breakfast as we host an Isotope Program Overview meeting on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 am. The Director of the DOE IP, Dr. Jehanne Gillo, will present an overview of the program and discuss the availability of new isotopes and planned development efforts. In addition…
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…
Pacifichem 2020
DOE IP personnel, or researchers funded by the program, are planning to host numerous technical sessions over the course of the week and are looking for additional presentations to add to each session. The Pacifichem abstract submission deadline is currently April 15, 2020. To submit an abstract for consideration access the 2020 Pacifichem Abstracts System and follow the directions.…
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…