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November 19, 2012
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  • NorthStar gets $22.2M for isotope facility
    NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has received $22.2 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The company said the money will be used to establish a facility in Beloit, Wis., that will produce the isotope molybdenum-99 without employing highly enriched uranium. The NNSA said NorthStar will match the $22.2 million in a cost-sharing agreement. Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NNSA says deal with NorthStar is a big step in nonproliferation efforts: The National Nuclear Security Administration's Global Threat Reduction Initiative said its deal with NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes covering the production of molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium is an important step toward securing a reliable isotope supply in the U.S. "This cooperative agreement is evidence of the significant progress that is being made toward achieving commercial production of Mo-99 here in the United States without the use of highly enriched uranium," said Anne Harrington, NNSA deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation. Government Security News (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Eczacıbaşı-Monrol sets sights on U.S. firm Capintec
    Turkish nuclear medicine firm Eczacıbaşı-Monrol, part of Eczacıbaşı Pharmaceutical and Industrial Investment, said it will acquire Capintec, a U.S. nuclear medicine instrumentation manufacturer. The Turkish company will transfer all products and technical systems from Mol-Image, a company it bought last year that focuses on radiopharmaceuticals and radiation-proof devices, to Capintec upon acquisition. Hurriyet (Turkey)/Reuters (11/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • More patients survive in-hospital cardiac arrest in U.S.
    The percentage of patients who survived in-hospital cardiac arrest significantly increased at 374 hospitals, from 13.7% in 2000 to 22.3% in 2009, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers reported a decline in the incidence of clinically significant neurologic disability among survivors. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Early menarche may predict cardiovascular risk
    U.S. researchers looked at Framingham Heart Study data on more than 1,600 women and found that those who began menstruating at a younger age were more likely have certain risk factors for heart conditions than other women. Early menstruation was linked to greater BMI, larger waist circumference and obesity in adulthood, according to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. HealthDay News (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory & Policy 
  • Ind. lawmakers look to defer device tax implementation
    Efforts are ongoing to put off implementation of the 2.3% medical device tax by one to two years, said Indiana Reps. Marlin Stutzman, a Republican, and Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, who expressed opposition to the tax. Plans to defer the tax could be included in a fiscal proposal Congress is devising to stop $600 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending reductions from taking effect, Stutzman said. The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASNC News 
  • Prepare to beat the end-of-year rush for CME & CE credits
    You have less than one month to get all of your Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credits completed and certificates printed before the ASNC suggested date of Dec. 15. Our offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year's, so we strongly encourage you to plan ahead to ensure that we are available to help answer any questions that you may have. If you're still looking for CME and CE credits, look to ASNC for the online learning opportunities currently available via, such as NCKSAP (2010) and Journal CME. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Join ASNC or renew today to start reaping the benefits of membership
    The membership renewal process for 2013 is currently open, so please don't hesitate to renew your membership or join ASNC today. As a member, you receive the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology six times annually, discounts to ASNC programs and products, and access to the Quality Improvement resources and guidelines for which ASNC is known. Particularly since ASNC will be revising and adding new guidelines next year, ASNC membership is essential to being the first to receive the latest developments from the field. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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