The Department of Energy (DOE) in conducting market research seeking businesses capable of supplying strontium-82 (Sr-82) material to the DOE’s Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications Program (IDPRA).
The IDPRA supports research, development, and production of research and commercial isotopes that are of critical importance to the U.S. and in short supply. For over 50 years this Isotope Program and its predecessors have been at the forefront of the development and production of stable and radioactive isotope products that are used worldwide and have a profound impact on the U.S. economy and on health care.
As the range of available isotopes and the recognized uses for them have increased, new or improved isotope products have become essential for progress in medical research and practice, new industrial processes, and scientific investigation.
The IDPRA requires additional supply to supplement the production of Sr-82 from two linear accelerators at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Since the DOE’s accelerators do not operate year round and are incapable of production to meet current demand, acquisition of additional Sr-82 will enable the DOE to deliver adequate quantities of important medical isotopes on a year-round basis.
The selected contractor may provide the Sr-82 in the form of unprocessed, irradiated rubidium metal or salt targets, irradiated spallation targets, or partially processed or fully processed Sr-82 in solution as agreed by DOE, the national laboratory and the contractor.
DOE is requesting capability statements from all interested vendors that may be able to meet the technical requirements.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: DE-SOL0008591.