1 May 2023
Source: Beloit Daily News
BELOIT — Walking past NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes’ nuclear medicine shipping rooms at the company’s Beloit campus, Jim Harvey said it still feels surreal when he notices a detail nearly hidden amid 55 acres of high-tech production facilities.
It’s a few small words stamped on a cardboard box used to ship radioactive medicine prepared on site: “Made in the USA with non-high enriched uranium Mo-99 production.”
For people like Harvey, a nuclear physicist and chief science officer at NorthStar, they’re proof the company is reaching a goal to lead a massive pivot by the U.S. health care industry — toward domestic production of nuclear radioisotopes to treat cancer and aid in medical imaging tests.