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Amer. Nuclear Society of Oak Ridge/Knoxville: September Dinner Meeting
September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 37923
Time: Social 5:30 – 6:00 pm; Dinner 6:00 – 6:45 pm; Speaker 6:45 pm
Cost: $25 for Professionals, FREE for first 5 Students
We ask that everybody (even students and those paying at the door) reserve his or her ticket so that we can plan appropriately.
A note for registered Professional Engineers, attendance at this meeting qualifies as time toward your professional development hours.
Carmen I. Bigles
President and CEO of Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals
Future U.S. supply of Mo-99 production through fission based LEU/LEU technology
Global supplies of Mo-99 are becoming increasingly unreliable as facilities capable of producing the isotope age and shut down. Mo-99 shortages, such as the one that occurred in November 2018, deprive patients from receiving lifesaving diagnostics and treatment. The U.S. currently has no domestic production source. This presentation will detail Coquí Radio Pharmaceuticals Corp. journey toward realizing its goal of building a dedicated Medical Isotope Production Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, after the U.S. Department of Energy transferred land for the facility and provided research support through Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12.