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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

 

A recently produced video describing the U.S. Department of Energy's Isotope Program and its importance to the nation is now available for viewing. This video has been uploaded to the Isotopes.gov homepage; or you can go directly to YouTube to view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44mbZDKGb80. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mitch Ferren.
The DOE Isotope Program is pleased to announce the release of new website tools for NIDC Preferred Customers within the Online Catalog of Isotope Products at https://www.isotopes.gov/. To apply for NIDC Preferred Customer status, you must be a researcher or administrator from a U.S. research institution or university and complete the online application at https://www.isotopes.gov/catalog. Once…
The DOE Isotope Program is pleased to announce the upcoming release of new website tools for NIDC Preferred Customers within the Online Catalog of Isotope Products at https://www.isotopes.gov/. To apply for NIDC Preferred Customer status, you must be a researcher or administrator from a U.S. research institution or university. The new website capabilities will allow NIDC Preferred Customers to…
This announcement is to inform our customers that the NIDC's contact and mailing list addresses have changed. Our new contact email address has been changed to "contact@isotopes.gov". Our mailing list address has been changed to "isotope-news@isotopes.gov". Please check your email client settings to ensure that these new email addresses are not being blocked by your spam filter. The old email…
The DOE Isotope Program (DOE-IP) has decided not to auction helium-3 in 2015. The current market supply appears to be sufficient enough to meet the demand this year. If your organization needs helium-3 gas and you are unable to find a commercial supplier, please contact the NIDC.
Dear Colleagues, This is an update to the original March 31, 2015 NIDC notice. The NIDC announcement regarding the Isotopes Facilities Program Manager position. The position will be posted on www.usajobs.gov on June 15 and will close on July 15. Please distribute to interested parties. This is an important position within the DOE Isotope Program. Serious inquiries may be directed to me.…
W-188/Re-188 Generator System
The National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) is pleased to announce resumption of the routine availability of W-188 in the form of liquid solution, or as a W-188/Re-188 generator. If you are interested in purchasing W-188, please request a price quotation using the Online Catalog of Isotope Products. For more information, please contact our office at contact@isotopes.gov. The W-188/Re-188…
Previous Style and Redesigned Co-60 Sealed Source
The DOE Isotope Program (DOE IP) announces the resumption of target irradiations at the Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to provide bulk HSA cobalt-60 (Co-60) for sealed-source production. Irradiations had ceased in 2012 after the failure of a Co-60 production target. The DOE IP organized and supported a team of engineers from INL and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (…
The DOE Isotope Program (DOE IP) is pleased to announce the availability of radium-224/lead-212 generators. Lead-212 (10.6 hour half-life) and its daughter bismuth-212 (60.6 minute half-life) are of interest in targeted alpha-particle therapy of cancer, including breast and ovarian cancers and melanoma. Research in progress is demonstrating the effectiveness of these isotopes in destroying cancer…
The NIDC will have milligram quantities of berkelium-249 (Bk-249) available during late-March/early-April for interested researchers. If you are interested in purchasing, please request a price quotation at the Bk-249 Isotope Catalog Web page. Please reply by January 30, 2015.