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Isotope production agreement benefits medical patients

Medical patients, both locally and potentially nationwide, should be the beneficiaries of the first-ever public-private partnership agreement between National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), and Henderson, Nevada-based Global Medical Isotope Systems, LLC (GMIS). The agreement on research and development aims to enable production of an essential radioactive isotope used in millions of medical diagnostic imaging procedures every year.

Known primarily as the management and operations contractor for the Nevada National Security Site, NSTec is leveraging its traditional national security role with the signing of its first CRADA. The agreement describes NSTec’s technical integration, modeling, materials, and design support to GMIS’s mission in the development and deployment of a ground-breaking approach in the production of the radioactive isotope - molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).

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Imaging is Everything! (from left to right) Dr. Francis Tsang of Global Medical Isotope Systems (GMIS), Dr. Chris Deeney of National Security Technologies (NSTec), and Zane Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of GMIS, observe the electrically powered neutron source that generates isotopes for medical imaging in GMIS’s southern Nevada facility.