April 20, 2020
SNMMI continues to work with industry partners, foreign government officials, and airlines to ensure uninterrupted supply of radioactive raw materials from Europe to the United States. This week we received good news from KLM. Based on humanitarian needs and medical urgency, KLM has agreed to resume the transport of medical isotopes from Europe to the United States beginning April 27th. This decision was made after a thorough safety audit conducted by KLM. The transport of radioisotopes will be for a limited period of time (initially five weeks), until United Airlines or a stable alternative is up to speed. After five weeks, KLM will review the situation and can look at an extension if necessary.