New ways to make molybdenum-99

This short-lived isotope, crucial to nuclear medical imaging, is in short supply.

Traditionally created from Uranium using a process similar to the one used in nuclear reactors. Existing manufacturers are outside the US.

A few new companies are exploring new approaches to creating the isotope. Two of them are in Wisconsin – Phoenix and SHINE.

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