The NMEu Meets to Discuss COVID-19 and the Global Supply of Mo-99

April 8, 2020

On Monday, April 6 the Nuclear Medicine Europe (NMEu’s) Security of Supply Working Group (SoS WG) Emergency Response Team (ERT) held a teleconference to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Mo-99 and other radioisotope production. At this time manufacturing operations continue to proceed uninterrupted.

NMEu advises that continued logistical difficulties create risk to security of supply of both bulk Mo-99 and Tc-99m generators, though no specific shortages are currently foreseen. Medical institutions should contact their Tc-99m generator suppliers or radiopharmacies to be informed of the expected supply situation.

You can read the NMEu’s press release in its entirety here.