Navigation Links
Moly 99 reactor using Sandia design could lead to US supply of isotope to track disease
Date:6/16/2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States. Known as moly 99, it is made in aging nuclear reactors outside the country, and concerns about future shortages have been in the news for years.

Eden Radioisotopes LLC was founded last year and licensed the Sandia moly 99 reactor conceptual design in November. It hopes to build the first U.S. reactor for making the isotope and become a global supplier.

"One of the pressing reasons for starting this company is the moly 99 shortages that are imminent in the next few years," said Chris Wagner, Eden's chief operating officer and a 30-year veteran of the medical-imaging industry. "We really feel this is a critical time period to enter the market and supply replacement capacity for what is going offline."

Moly 99 is the precursor for the radioactive isotope technetium-99m, used extensively in medical diagnostic tests because it emits a gamma ray that can be tracked in the body, letting physicians create images of the spread of a disease. And it decays quickly so patients are exposed to little radiation.

Moly 99 is made in commercial nuclear reactors using weapon-grade uranium and 50 to 100 megawatts of power. Neutrons bombard the uranium-235 target. The uranium fissions and produces a moly 99 atom about 6 percent of the time. Moly 99 is extracted from the reactor through a chemical process in a hot-cell facility and used by radiopharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide to produce moly 99/technetium-99m generators. The moly 99, with a 66-hour half-life, decays to technetium-99m, with a six-hour half-life. The generators are shipped to hospitals, clinics and radiopharmacies, which make individual unit doses for use in a wide variety of patient-imaging procedures.

"It's a $4 billion a ye
'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy Salem
mnsalem@sandia.gov
505-844-2739
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. MU receives national award for using mind-body approach to improve health
2. More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC
3. Using Earplugs Eases ICU Patients Confusion: Study
4. 16 years old is peak risk for teens misusing prescription drugs
5. Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study
6. Breathing during radiotherapy - how to hit the treatment target without causing collateral damage
7. Report using private health claims data shows prices are driving health spending growth
8. Type of viral infection of eye associated with disease causing blindness in the elderly
9. Hepatitis C Causing Liver Damage in Greater Numbers: Study
10. Pivotal role for proteins -- from helping turn carbs into energy to causing devastating disease
11. Population displacement during disasters predicted using mobile data
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2014)... Global electrophysiology devices market is ... according to a new study by Grand View ... clubbed with growing global geriatric population base are ... in the budding stage, the electrophysiology devices market ... in the recent times, with physicians increasingly gaining ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... A new sports massage technique available ... and massage therapy provider, announced it newest massage ... newest sports massage is a fast-acting, “to-the-point” ... sports massage and ESM is that ESM has ... "reset button,” and ESM can increase flexibility, elasticity, ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Mental health issues affect tens ... up families, ruin careers, and generally destroy lives. ... that suffer,” says Hardy Nutritionals® founder ... our specialized nutritional treatments can reverse these disorders ... Over Matter”, the premiere episode of O2 Media’s ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Dr. Michael Kettel , a leading ... on NBC to discuss egg freezing as a viable and ... in the news recently, with new company benefits at Facebook ... , “[The companies] see it as a way to ... hot path.” Says Dr. Kettel. , Up until a few ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... The report, “Market Snapshot: Aesthetic ... - Asia-Pacific” provides quantitative analysis of the three ... invasive body contouring devices, non-invasive body contouring devices ... size data by revenue and volume over the ... Japan, South Korea, Australia and India. It uses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 2Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 3Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 2Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 3Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 4
... and more drug advertisements are appearing on television, ... that pharmaceutical companies spend annually to market their ... (residents) and medical students. , A literature ... of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. published ...
... suggests it boosts production of bone-eroding cells , , MONDAY, Dec. ... millions of diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according ... that, over the long term, Avandia (rosiglitazone) may speed osteoporosis, ... and even fatal fractures. , The findings appear in the ...
... Hurricane Katrina was one of the,five deadliest ... costliest (at an,estimated $86 billion.) The total fatalities ... Witnessing the,destruction/displacement from the West Coast, CJ (of ... new school training techniques, with,old school parental inspirations, ...
... fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn , SATURDAY, Dec. ... to become the season of sneezing, congestion and other ... say experts at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & ... to a minimum, they say. , "Whether it,s feasting on ...
... annual,Saddleback Global Summit on AIDS & The Church concluded yesterday ... more than 1,700 attendees for,the Church to lead with love ... need to have the invisible God made visible to,them -- ... things we,don,t know about this epidemic, but what we do ...
... A recent press release,incorrectly attributed findings from an ... of family caregivers. Today,SarahCare issued the following statement ... release issued by SarahCare corporate did not attribute,data ... the "Evercare(R)/NAC,Study of Caregivers -- What They Spend, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Do medical schools affect the way future doctors interact with drug companies? 2Health News:Diabetes Drug Avandia Could Weaken Bones 2Health News:CJ Transforms His Functional Fitness Program Into an Additional Resource for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors 2Health News:CJ Transforms His Functional Fitness Program Into an Additional Resource for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors 3Health News:'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma 2Health News:Global Summit on AIDS & The Church Calls for Public, Private and Parish Sectors To Unite in Response to Worldwide Pandemic: Pastor Rick and Kay Warren Host More Than 1,700 at Event Featuring International Dignitaries, Political Figures and International E 2Health News:Global Summit on AIDS & The Church Calls for Public, Private and Parish Sectors To Unite in Response to Worldwide Pandemic: Pastor Rick and Kay Warren Host More Than 1,700 at Event Featuring International Dignitaries, Political Figures and International E 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  World Hemp Oil, ... low THC, announces they are now offering legal, organic ... Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in medical marijuana states. ... neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, and spinal cord ... laws to pass, because imported CBD Oil Is legal ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ... and consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary markets ... and research markets in the United States ... purchase agreement to acquire 100% of QCR & Trio ... based distribution organization. The transaction closed on November 17, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... MONTREAL , 21. November 2014 ... hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass ... – EMA) die Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizinprodukt ... Produktkandidat des Unternehmens zur Behandlung von ... eine seltene, stark beeinträchtigende genetische Krankheit, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 3
... June 21, 2011 Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: ... of Directors has approved its regular quarterly cash dividend ... on August 5, 2011 to shareholders of record as ... Inc. is a leading supplier of engineered equipment and ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... The Outlook for Medical Devices in ... Detailed analysis of four ... global medical device market and which present immense ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds The Outlook for Medical Devices in North East Asia 2Reportlinker Adds The Outlook for Medical Devices in North East Asia 3Reportlinker Adds The Outlook for Medical Devices in North East Asia 4
... single-use is designed to saturate dry eyes, ... very dry eyes. For maximum hydration and ... dosing--splitting the entire contents of one container, ... after opening at least 4 times a ...
POLYSORB™ sutures are composed of LACTOMER™ glycolide/lactide copolymer which is a synthetic polyester composed of glycolide and lactide (derived from glycolic and lactic acids)....
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops with Delivery System...
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops without Delivery System with POLYSORB™....
Medicine Products: