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The latest issue of our National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) Newsletter is now available! Read about the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) isotope production, university partnerships, facility improvements, staff news, and more. Highlights for this issue include:  New University Partnership with University of Missouri Fortifies Supply of High Specific Activity Se…
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The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program is pleased to announce the availability of lutetium-177 (Lu-177) for distribution through our partnership with the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR). Lu-177 is a radioisotope commonly used for research in cancer treatment and has a half-live of 6.65 days. The product, Lu-177 chloride solution (0.05M HCl), has a specific activity of…
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Isotope Program is pleased to announce the availability of heavy water (D2O) for research purposes. The general specifications of the material are given in the table below. Additional analytical results are available upon request. The heavy water is packaged in polypropylene-coated, stainless steel kegs, each with a capacity of 50 L and measuring…
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The Department of Energy’s Isotope Program (DOE IP) has set aside two days, Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8, 2017, for “one-on-one” meetings with interested commercial customers to discuss isotope supply and demand issues. The meetings will be held at the DOE offices in Germantown, Maryland, or at a nearby location. The meetings provide an opportunity for the isotope community to…
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Unveiled at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting in June, a new six-minute video showcasing the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of isotopes critical to everyday applications, particularly in the medical arena. For instance, researchers across our national laboratory network explain how continuously…
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Following several years of constrained supply, the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program has replenished its inventory and is accepting new orders for the radioisotope uranium-234 (U-234), which is most commonly used to prolong the life of flux monitors for nuclear power plants. The available U-234 is recovered via chemical ion-exchange from substantial amounts of aged plutonium-238 housed at…
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This announcement is intended to seek information from private companies on their potential isotope needs for the next five years and is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor is it to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The Government does not intend to contract on the basis of this request or otherwise pay for any information solicited herein. The…
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After thirty-six years of outstanding leadership and exceptional performance as a Senior Scientist and program manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Dr. Leonard Mausner is retiring on July 28. The Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) name has become synonymous with Dr. Mausner’s, who has played a critical role in its operation in support of the U.S. Department of Energy Isotope…
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Isotope Program is pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of Missouri that further strengthens the nation’s isotope portfolio. Finalized in May 2017, the partnership enables the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR), located in Columbia, Missouri, to supply the biological tracer and research isotope selenium-75 (Se-75)…
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Isotope Program seeks to remind the user community of the routine availability of radium-223 (Ra-223: t1/2 = 11.4 days) and thorium-227 (Th-227: t1/2 = 18.7 days). These alpha-emitters are obtained from Ac-227 cows to produce very high purity products. Isotopes milked from the cows are separated and purified at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Pacific…