The MSWG was created a few years ago to bring together Canadian Federal and Provincial representatives, industry and national associations, like the CAMRT. The aim of the group is to monitor potential supply disruption risks of Tc-99m, develop mitigation strategies and ensure consistent messaging and communication to all stakeholders.
The following are updates to earlier information on isotope supply from their April 2017 meeting:
- The new ANSTO facility in Australia is expected to be up and running in 2017 and provide a much greater capacity (3400 Ci per week)
- The AIPES group met in January 2017 and re-confimed the assertions in their October 2016 report and press release for a continuous and sufficient capacity in the medical isotope supply for 2017