Canada has an isotope plan, but will it deliver?

The Canadian government has allotted $24.3 million to advance production of isotopes without the use of highly enriched uranium by 2016, but it's possible the system may not deliver as expected. Timothy Meyers of TRIUMF, one of the three institutes awarded funding, acknowledged there are still challenges to be met. Meyers said his organization expects the technology will be ready by 2016, but the health care community should be prepared for a possible temporary shortage that year.

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