GE Hitachi chosen to develop U.S. supply of radioisotopes

January 2010
Medical Device Daily;1/26/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p3
The article reports on the selection of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to supply radioisotopes. The radioisotope, molybdenum-99, will be used in roughly 20 million diagnostic medical procedures in the U.S. each year. The radioisotope will be supplied without the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to respond to respond to a shortage caused by unplanned outages.


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