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Project Title: Material Process for Medical Grade Isotopes

Principal Investigator: Steve Reese, Oregon State University

Company Contact: Nick Fowler, CEO, Northwest Medical Isotopes

Description: Northwest Medical Isotopes and Oregon State University are working to alleviate the shortage of medical grade isotopes in the United States. Their novel target design seeks to use Low Enriched Uranium targets in TRIGA reactors for this purpose, yielding optimized fission production of medical isotopes such as 99Mo for diagnostic and therapeutic imaging.

The ultimate objective of their work is to create a license amendment to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in support of experimental irradiation of a single target in a TRIGA reactor, followed by experimental validation of the team's design.

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