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EVENT TODAY: Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Technetium-99m

The Technetium-99m generator.

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On Wednesday, November 7, at 3 p.m., the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will host a scientific symposium and reception to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the "Tc-99m generator," a Brookhaven Lab invention that put a life-saving diagnostic tool in the hands of doctors.

Read a bit of the history.

Then come to the symposium to learn more about Brookhaven's development of this life-saving tool and the Lab’s ongoing research on new radioisotopes for nuclear medicine.

WHEN: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

WHERE: The Hamilton Seminar Room and Lobby of the Chemistry Building, Bldg. 555, Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Laboratory is on William Floyd Parkway at the intersection with Longwood Road, 1.5 miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

DETAILS: At this free event, speakers will present talks on technetium and nuclear medicine, including the history of the development of the Tc-99m generator at Brookhaven. The talks will be followed by a reception in the Chemistry Lobby.

3:00 p.m. – Welcoming remarks, Doon Gibbs, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory

3:05 p.m. – The Story of Technetium-99m: History & Impact Worldwide, Suresh Srivastava, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Brookhaven National Laboratory

3:30 p.m. – Instant Kits: From before [Tc-99m]Tc-DTPA to [Tc-99m]Tc-Tilmanocept, William Eckelman, a radiochemist who helped develop the Tc-99m generator kits at Brookhaven National Laboratory, now retired

3:55 p.m. – Coffee Break

4:05 p.m. Technetium-99m Radiotracers: From Nonessential to Essential, John Babich, Professor of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences in Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine

4:40 p.m. – Future Research at Brookhaven and the Development of Ac-225, Cathy Cutler, Director of the Medical Isotope Research & Production Program, Brookhaven National Laboratory

5:00 p.m. – Reception in the Chemistry Lobby

This event is open to the public. Visitors age 16 and older must bring a photo ID. Reporters/photographers interested in attending should contact Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven Lab Media & Communications Office, kmcnulty@bnl.gov, (631) 344-8350.

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