MNR is one of the world’s leading suppliers of I-125, which is used in nuclear medicine for the treatment of various cancers. Other medical isotopes are produced at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor, along with various research and technical grade isotopes.
MNR is proud to be one of the world’s leading suppliers of Iodine-125. Our I-125 is prepared from high purity Xenon-124 to meet the most rigorous quality standards. All our medical isotopes are outlined in the table below.
|Isotope||Production Route||Half-life||Specific activity||Radionuclidic Purity||Radiochemical Purity||Concentration|
|Iodine-125||124Xe(n,y)125Xe → 125I||59.7d||∼ 17 Ci/mg||Cs-137 < 0.0001%||Iodine > 99%||800-1200 mCi/mL|
|Lutetium-177||176Lu(n,y)177Lu||6.7d||> 1.4 Ci/mg||> 99.9%||N/A||100 mCi/mL|
|Rhenium-186||185Re(n,y)186Re||3.7d||∼ 50 Ci/mg||> 99%||>95% [186ReO4]–||100 mCi/mL|