Study in Progress

Opportunities and Approaches for Supplying Molybdenum-99 and Associated Medical Isotopes to Global Markets: A Symposium

Statement of Task

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) and the Russian Academy of Sciences will organize a joint symposium to discuss opportunities and approaches for supplying molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) and associated medical isotopes (iodine-131 and xenon-133) to global markets. The symposium will address the following topics:

-- Trends in global demand and supply for Mo-99 and associated medical isotopes.
-- Prospects and approaches for developing new global supplies of Mo-99 and associated medical isotopes.
-- Technical, regulatory, economic, and policy considerations for producing Mo-99 and associated medical isotopes for global markets using uranium-fission and other processes.

The symposium presentations and discussions will be summarized in a National Academies proceedings that will be issued in English and Russian.