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MDS Nordion Provides Update on AECL's Medical Isotope Supply Disruption
Date:5/19/2009

ide long-term global isotope supply.

In addition to MAPLE, MDS Nordion is examining longer-term supply alternatives. One such program is MDS Nordion's recently announced collaboration with TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, to study the feasibility of producing a viable and reliable supply of photo fission-based Mo-99.

Based on this latest update from AECL, MDS Inc. expects the financial impact of this extended interruption to reduce MDS Nordion's adjusted EBITDA by approximately US$4 million per month.

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Additional background pertaining to today's announcement can be found on MDS Inc.'s Website at http://www.mdsinc.com/for_media/electronic_media_kit.asp

About MDS Nordion

MDS Nordion, a business unit of MDS Inc., is a global leader in providing medical isotopes for molecular and diagnostic imaging, radiotherapeutics and sterilization technologies for medical products that benefit the lives of millions of people in more than 50 countries around the world. MDS Nordion products and services are used on a daily basis by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical-device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories. Find out more at www.mdsnordion.com

About MDS

MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE: MDZ) is a global life sciences company that provides market-leading products and services that our customers need for the development of drugs, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are a leading global provider of pharmaceutical contract research, medical isotopes for molecular imaging, radiotherapeutics, and analytical instruments. MDS has more than 5,000 high
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