October 15, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) has just released its 2020 Annual Update on Medical Isotopes.
This document details the research, development, and production of medically relevant isotopes within the program and outlines updates to program initiatives such as stable isotope production, isotope harvesting, nuclear data, and the University Isotope Network.
The DOE IP supports the production and the development of production techniques of radioactive and stable isotopes that are in short supply for research and applications. A goal of the program is to make critical isotopes more readily available to meet domestic U.S. needs. The program also coordinates and supports isotope production at universities, national laboratories, and commercial accelerator and reactor facilities throughout the nation to promote a reliable supply of domestic isotopes.