The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) will get an approximately 40,000-square-foot addition to expand the existing facility with an estimated completion date in fall 2024. After an unexpected shutdown of a reactor in Europe earlier this year, MURR became the sole producer of three critical radioisotopes used in medical diagnostics and the treatment of cancer and other diseases. MURR’s researchers work tirelessly to make the world a better place by developing novel research isotopes and radiochemicals, and analyzing industrial materials.
The new $20 million, three-story addition to the existing MURR North Building will greatly expand the facility’s multidisciplinary research and testing laboratories to offer researchers and their students more resources to discover drugs that provide benefits to people around the country and the world. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2024.