3/31/2010

Covidien cautioned of an "extreme shortage" in the supply of molybdenum-99 in May owing to the continued shutdown of the nuclear reactors in the Netherlands and Canada. The company said it plans to continue getting its Mo-99 supply from the reactors in Belgium, France, South Africa and Poland. Covidien last week started producing technetium-99m generators using Mo-99 from the Polish reactor.

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