Medical Radioisotopes / Why Changes Are Needed To ‘Unstable’ Supply Chain

By David Dalton
20 November 2019

Why Changes Are Needed To ‘Unstable’ Supply Chain
The high-flux reactor at Petten in the Netherlands is one of an informal network of four research reactors in Europe. Photo courtesy NRG.
Ageing production facilities and low prices of technetium-99m have contributed to a lack of production capacity, which has made supply unreliable. In a new report, the Nuclear Energy Agency proposes policy changes that could solve the problem. David Dalton looks at the background and the challenges.

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