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

 

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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…
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The DOE Isotope Program (DOE IP) is pleased to announce that three users group meetings have been scheduled during the upcoming Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging conference in Denver, Colorado. The DOE Users Group Meeting will provide a general update on DOE IP activities and initiatives and an opportunity for the user community to ask questions and provide feedback. Topics…
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The DOE Isotope Program has initiated several efforts to re-establish the production of some selected radioisotopes that have been requested by stakeholders and the user community. These isotopes are in short supply or have been unavailable worldwide. For example, the DOE Isotope Program has developed production of Si-32, Ti-44, Cu-67, Cd-109, Ba-133, and Ac-225. Among these, Si-32, Al-26, and Ti…
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The Office of Nuclear Physics is seeking a scientist/engineer interested in assisting the DOE Isotope Program. We are seeking a candidate from a federal agency, university or national laboratory for a temporary period lasting six months to a few years on a detailee or Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment. The benefit would not just be to our Office, but also to the individual. They…
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Isotope Now Routinely Available, Test Batch Recipients Requested! The U.S. Department of Energy’s Isotope Program is pleased to announce the routine availability of the isotope copper-67 (Cu-67: t1/2 = 2.58 days). A member of the group of isotopes known as theranostic (those with decay properties useful for both therapy and diagnostic imaging), Cu-67 (Eβ-end-point = 561.7 keV; Eγ = 184.6 keV)…
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This position has been filled. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks to hire a Quality Assurance Specialist. The position is in the Isotope Business Office (IBO) reporting to the IBO Manager. The QA management function is part of the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC). The NIDC QA Specialist is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated quality…
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Dear Colleague: Beginning today, the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00 pm ET on Monday, November 21, 2016. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.…