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UPDATE Tc-99m Generator Supply– 26 September 2019

Thursday 26, Sep 2019

UPDATE Tc-99m Generator Supply– 26 September 2019

 

  •  Bulk Mo-99 shipments are scheduled to arrive at ANSTO Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September.
  •  The Tc-99m generators will be manufactured on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September.
  •  Generators for GMS will be dispatched on Sunday 29 September
  •  All others will be delivered to sites on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October.
  •  At this stage, all sites will be receiving a generator on Monday or Tuesday. ANSTO Customer Ser-vice will advise each site of their allocation before the end of the week.
  •  The full Tc-99m generator distribution list will be published separately on ANSTO’s website here: https://www.ansto.gov.au/business/products-and-services/health/health-products#content-customer-up-dates

Background:


ANSTO has received confirmation from NTP shipments of Mo-99 will arrive at ANSTO tomorrow and Saturday. This will be utilized to manufacture Tc-99m generators over the weekend to arrive at sites on Monday and Tuesday next week. 
 

At this stage if all goes as planned ANSTO anticipates all sites will receive a generator next week. We expect similar supply for the following two weeks (weeks commencing 7 October and 14 October).


Due to NTP’s scheduled maintenance shutdown, ANSTO is seeking alternative supply for the weeks com-mencing 21 October, 28 October and 4 November.


Thank you again to everyone in the nuclear medicine community, and in particular the Nuclear Medicine Working Group, with representation from RAINS, ANZSNM, AANMS, NSW Health, TGA and GMS, who are helping ensure that the reduced amount of nuclear medicine gets to areas needed most.


We apologise to everyone who has been impacted by this issue. If you have any questions, please contact ANSTO directly on 1800 251 572.

Please click here for the official statement from ANSTO.