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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.
The Department of Energy's Isotope Program has set aside two days (Thursday, January 8, and Friday, January 9) for "one on one" meetings with interested commercial isotope customers to discuss isotope supply and demand issues. The meetings will be held at the DOE Germantown, Maryland office, or at a nearby location. The meetings provide an opportunity for the isotope community to discuss isotope…
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…
The Medical Isotope Research and Production (MIRP) Program in the Collider-Accelerator Department is funded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Physics to produce and distribute radioisotopes for nuclear medicine research and clinical practice, and to develop radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for new applications in medicine and science. This program uses the Brookhaven…
Among the many radioisotopes, the Department of Energy's Isotope Program has been producing and distributing germanium-68 (68Ge) for research and commercial applications for many years. Germanium-68 has a half-life of 271 days and decays to the radionuclide gallium-68 (68Ga, half-life 68 minutes). Germanium-68 has been mainly utilized as a reference source for the calibration and normalization of…
For the third year, DOE is planning to conduct a Helium-3 (He-3) auction. 4,000 liters of He-3 gas will be available for bids in a process similar to the one conducted late in 2013. DOE's Solicitation for Bids for the purchase of He-3 gas has been posted for viewing and downloading at this website's He-3 auction page on August 1, 2014. After the Solicitation for Bids is issued, DOE will accept…