AdvanCell would like to acknowledge the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC) and the DOE U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP), which funds the NIDC, as the source of Th-228 for AdvanCell. NIDC serves as an interface with the user community and manages the coordination of isotope production across the program facilities at Argonne, Brookhaven, Idaho, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. These facilities produce stable and radioactive isotopes in short supply using reactors, accelerators, and other methods.
The DOE IP supports the production and the development of production techniques of radioactive and stable isotopes that are in short supply for research and applications. Isotopes are high-priority commodities of strategic importance for the nation and are essential for energy, medical, national security applications and for basic research; a goal of the program is to make critical isotopes more readily available to meet domestic U.S. needs.
The program coordinates and supports isotope production at numerous universities and national laboratories throughout the nation to promote a reliable supply of domestic isotopes. The NIDC coordinates isotope production across these facilities and manages the business operations of the sale and distribution of isotopes.