Tiny atoms, big impact: How the MU Research Reactor is saving and improving lives in Missouri and around the globe

NextGen MURR initiative will expand the University of Missouri’s capacity to produce medical isotopes that will be used in advanced cancer treatments for decades to come.

Nov. 7, 2023
Contact: Uriah Orland, uriah.orland@missouri.edu

From its proud home in Columbia, Missouri, the University of Missouri is one of the most important and reliable producers of medical isotopes for treating cancer in the United States.

The University of Missouri Research Reactor, known as MURR, is the only U.S. producer of four critical medical isotopes. Researchers at MURR create radioisotopes that are used in the treatment of liver, thyroid, pancreatic and prostate cancers. These are lifesaving treatments that those with cancer desperately need.

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