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MU Pursues Mo-99 Production
Healthcare Webcast
Breakthrough Technology
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Dear Nuclear Medicine Professional,

Happy New Year!  2009 is sure to present both challenges and opportunities.  This year, more than most, begins with an uncertainty about what the future holds.  The webcast next week may provide valuable insights to views the new administration and congress have about healthcare.

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MU Pursues Mo-99 Production
Univ of Missouri LogoThe University of Missouri Research Reactor is finishing a two-year feasibility study to see whether the reactor would be capable of producing molybdenum-99.  A study using low-enriched uranium is being reviewed by the Department of Energy and should be released this month.   MU already produces a number of commercial radiopharmaceuticals, including TheraSphere.  To be able to commercially produce Mo-99, MU would need to build and license a new 20,000-square-foot, $40 million facility adjacent to the research reactor. For more information...
Webcast Provides Insights on Healthcare
Webcast: Looking Ahead to the New Administration & Congress
Information and Insights on Healthcare
Date: January 14, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
GingrichSeimens invites you to join discussion with former Speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, Newt Gingrich, and Siemens Director of Government & Industry Affairs, Charlene Underwood, on the landscape for healthcare reform in 2009 followed by an interactive Q & A session on these important issues.  For more information and registration (no cost).

MI Named Breakthrough Technology
Molecular Imaging Molecular imaging has been named as one of the five new technologies that are expected to significantly affect people's lives over the next decade.   Forbes magazine article predicts breakthrough MI technologies involving nanoparticles, quantum dots, and fluorescent tags will change the furture of medicine.

Calendar of Events
Feb. 4-8 SNM Mid-Winter Educational Symposium 2009, Clearwater, FL
Feb. 12-14 4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular Imaging, Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 14-15 PNW Hawaii Meeting, Honolulu, HI
April 3-6 APhA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
May 6-9 Canadian Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting, Winnipeg
June 13-17 SNM Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada
July 12-17 18th International Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Symposium, Edmonton, Canada
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Wishing all the best in the new year!
Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, BCNP
Professor of Nuclear Pharmacy