University of Missouri Research Reactor continues to bolster domestic supply chain of critical radioisotopes

New production of iron and manganese radioisotopes creates domestic supply for researchers and Department of Energy.

July 13, 2023
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212,

Continuing as an essential leader in domestic isotope production, the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) began production of iron-59 (Fe-59) and manganese-54 (Mn-54) radioisotopes in support of the Department of Energy’s Isotope Program, meant to bolster under-produced or non-available isotopes for researchers in the United States.

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