Update from the NMEu: COVID-19 and the Global Supply of Mo-99 and Other Isotopes

March 31, 2020

On March 30, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of Nuclear Medicine Europe (NMEu) sent an update on COVID-19 and the global supply of Mo-99 and other resources.

NTP informed the ERT that the cessation of most scheduled international flights in/out of South Africa interrupted bulk Mo-99 shipments from South Africa during the past week. A number of options are being investigated in order to resume shipments from South Africa.

On a positive note, ANSTO reported that it has received regulatory approval from the Australian nuclear regulator ARPANSA to resume Mo-99 export production.

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