20 Feb A landmark partnership to establish a new, reliable supply of medical isotopes
Sterigenics International and Nordion announce landmark Canada-U.S. partnership agreement to provide a long-term, reliable supply of medical isotopes
OTTAWA (Feb 20, 2015) – – Sterigenics International LLC and subsidiary Nordion, announced today agreements with General Atomics and the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR®) to establish a new, reliable supply of medical isotopes that will serve millions of patients around the world.
Nordion provides market-leading products used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are a leading provider of medical isotopes and gamma technologies that benefit the lives of millions of people around the world. Our products are used daily by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical-device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories. Nordion supplies products to approximately 500 customers across more than 40 countries around the globe. Our parent company, Sterigenics International LLC, is the global leader in contract sterilization and ionization services for the medical devices, food safety and high performance/specialty materials industries serving customers around the world. Find out more at www.nordion.com and follow us at twitter.com/NordionInc.
The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR®) has a long history of safe reliability. With its 10 MW reactor and a 6½-days-per-week; 52 week per year operating schedule, MURR supports research and education while also providing short-lived isotopes for medical applications. MURR provides a range of radioisotopes that help medical professionals diagnose and treat many diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The nation’s largest university research reactor also supports undergraduate and graduate education programs that train the next generation of nuclear engineers and chemists. For more information, visit www.murr.missouri.edu
General Atomics is a San Diego-based innovations firm with a 60-year history of successful solutions for energy, defense and environmental challenges, from the ground-breaking TRIGA reactor to MagLev transport systems to running the nation’s largest magnetic fusion energy program. For more information, please visit www.ga.com. For more information, please visit www.ga.com.
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