Nov. 10, 2021
Contact: Eric Stann, 573-882-3346, StannE@missouri.edu
After more than 50 years supporting research and industry as the most powerful university research reactor in the country, the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is still making waves.
The reactor, now in its 55th year of operation, was recently a part of two major milestones in the development of cutting-edge cancer therapies. Therasphere, a groundbreaking form of treatment for a certain type of liver cancer that was invented and patented by both MU and Missouri University of Science and Technology, has now received FDA approval, enabling its use on patients around the country.