Molybdenum Supplies

US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine report on Molybdenum-99 for Medical Imaging

The US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine have produced a report on Molybdenum-99 for Medical Imaging. The report can be downloaded by following the the link below:
 
 
The below statement has been released from the OECD HLG-MR Communications sub-group in response to the report.

AIPES press release on Mo99 capacity

An AIPES press release on Mo99 capacity from late 2016 through 2017 has been released.

View press release here

The press release will be posted on the HLG-MR page of the NEA website

Click here for the NEA website

Supply update weeks 11 - 19

There is some risk of supply reduction in March, when ORIS will shut down during weeks 11 and 12 and in April when there are NRU outages in weeks 16, 17, 18.

Other potential risk periods are May, week 19 and June, week 23.

Prof. Alan Perkins, High Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes.

Future Supply of Medical Radioisotopes for the UK Report 2014

The BNMS is pleased to publish the report on the 'Future Supply of Medical Radioisotopes for the UK 2014'. In context of the impending closure of two of the world's nuclear reactors involved in the production of Molybdenum, the report assesses the potential impact of this on healthcare services in the UK. The report describes predicted shortages in the Molybdenum supply chain in the period 2016 to 2020, the current status of Nuclear Medicine services in the UK, and explores ways of mitigating the impact of these shortages on patient care pathways. The report additionally explores options for non-reactor production of Technetium-99m in the UK and incorporates details of a visit to the Cyclotron Facilities at Edmonton, Alberta and at TRIUMF, Vancouver BC in Canada by members of the report team.

pdfFuture Supply of Medical Radioisotopes for the UK 2014 Report

NEA Press Release concerning the Joint Declaration

Please click on the link below to view full article from World Nuclear News regarding Molybdenum supplies:

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Joint-declaration-on-security-of-supply-for-molybdenum-18121401.html

Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) availability

Read the latest communication from Mallinckrodt pdfHERE

NEA report - The Supply of Medical Radioisotopes - 2011

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) and its High-level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-M) have issued the final report of the HLG-MR and a summary of the report.  This report provides the findings and the analysis of two years of extensive examination of the molybndenum-99/technetium-99m (99Mo/99mTc) supply chain by the HLG-MR and key stakeholders.  In addition, it includes a comprehensive policy approach to ensure the long-term supply security of these important medical radioisotopes, detailing the essential steps taken by governments, industry and the health community.

These documents are available here on the OECD/NEA website.

Dutch Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Special Issue on Molybdenum Shortages

The Dutch Journal of Nuclear Medicine has produced a special issue on Molybdenum Shortages. To download the pdf go to and choose TvNG_2010_nummer_4.pdf
http://www.nvng.nl/nvng/index.php?page=tvng