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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Federal Supply and Demand of Isotopes

Description of Collaborative Activity:

This workgroup was formed as a follow-up to the Inaugural Workshop on Isotope Federal Supply and Demand, a workshop now held annually. The workgroup consists of representatives of Federal agencies with the aim of providing a forum for interaction between agencies and departments to communicate about potential shortages of isotopes that are of strategic importance to the nation including the availability of medical isotopes. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is charged with the production of isotopes that are not commercially available and coordinates the informational and production efforts. Dr. Bruce Tromberg, Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) point of contact on this topic. The workgroup holds an annual workshop that includes all Federal agencies that use isotopes; the workshop promotes discussion on the use, supply and demand of isotopes in various areas including homeland defense, medicine, agriculture, and basic and applied research. The most recent workshop was held in November 2018. As the representative NIBIB staff work with the NIH Isotope Committee and submit an annual report of NIH’s isotope needs to DOE.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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