Shine executives are joined by the company’s construction managers and partners at its medical isotope production facility. The group was commemorating the facility’s achievement of weathertight status

Shine executives are joined by the company’s construction managers and partners at its medical isotope production facility. The group was commemorating the facility’s achievement of weathertight status. Image courtesy of Shine Medical Technologies


March 26, 2021 — Shine Medical Technologies LLC announced that construction of the exterior structure of its first-of-a-kind medical isotope production facility is complete and the building is weathertight, a major milestone with significance for Shine, the medical isotope industry and patients around the world.

Reaching the weathertight milestone moves Shine one step closer to providing a flexible, reliable supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) and other neutron-produced isotopes to customers, physicians and patients. It means that the 46,000-square-foot building is now sealed against the elements and the installation of Shine’s high-tech process equipment can begin. The production facility has been built to withstand tornados, airplane crashes and other catastrophic events, and is expected to be a major producer of medicine for decades to come.

“This milestone marks a leveling-up for our team, which includes our internal staff, but also all those who helped do the work in the field,” said Greg Piefer, founder and CEO of Shine. “We’ve now demonstrated we can execute against a challenging first-of-a-kind nuclear build and do so within schedule and budget contingencies— all during a global pandemic. I am incredibly proud of the grit, dedication and skill of all those involved as we worked together to tackle complicated problems in challenging conditions. The results of the team’s hard work say a lot about their extraordinary dedication, talent and commitment to improving the lives of patients everywhere.”

The plant is expected to be the largest medical isotope production facility in the world by capacity. Shine is installing the specialized process equipment in the facility during the next year, and expects to begin producing Mo-99 in late 2022.

“Baker Concrete Construction is proud to be one of Shine’s partner in the construction of this important facility and we’re excited to have been given the opportunity to play a key role in getting the project to weathertight,” said Matt Jorn, project executive of Baker. “We understand what this plant means, not just to Shine, but to patients around the globe. This commitment makes our involvement in the facility’s construction even more meaningful. Doing our part to bring the facility to weathertight is something that the entire Baker team takes great pride in.”

In addition to Baker, Shine’s construction partners include J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Sargent & Lundy LLC, Lycon Inc., and Westphal & Co.

For more information: www.shinemed.com

Related Shine Isotope Production News:

FDA Approves Additional Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) Filling Lines at NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes

Shine Medical Approved to Build Domestic Molybdenum-99 Production Facility

BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method

Shine Medical Technologies Breaks Ground on U.S. Medical Isotope Production Facility

World Record for Strongest Nuclear Fusion Reaction in a Steady-State System Achieved by Phoenix and Shine

Related Content

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

June 30, 2022 — When a patient with head and neck cancer has surgery to remove it, they often need reconstructive ...

Time June 30, 2022
arrow
News | Proton Therapy

June 29, 2022 — ProtOnART builds upon the partners’ long-standing research efforts and shared ambition that an online ...

Time June 29, 2022
arrow
News | Lung Imaging

June 29, 2022 — Building on Penn Medicine’s years of research and use of imaging technology that illuminates tumor ...

Time June 29, 2022
arrow
News | Proton Therapy

June 27, 2022 — Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

Time June 28, 2022
arrow
News | Radiation Therapy

June 24, 2022 — Recently, a collaborated research team led by Prof. LI Hai and Hongzhi Wang from Hefei Institutes of ...

Time June 24, 2022
arrow
News | Contrast Media

June 23, 2022 — Supply chain disruptions have created critical shortages of Omnipaque (iohexol) and Visipaque (iodixanol ...

Time June 23, 2022
arrow
News | Radiation Therapy

June 23, 2022 — RaySearch Laboratories AB announced the release of the latest version of RayCare*, the next generation ...

Time June 23, 2022
arrow
News | SNMMI

June 22, 2022 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recognized 15 new SNMMI Fellows on Monday, June 13 ...

Time June 22, 2022
arrow
News | SNMMI

June 22, 2022 — Andrei Iagaru, MD, FACNM, professor of radiology (nuclear medicine) and chief of the Division of Nuclear ...

Time June 22, 2022
arrow
News | PET Imaging

June 21, 2022 — Markus Schwaiger, MD, a scientist known for his contributions to cardiac PET imaging, has been named as ...

Time June 21, 2022
arrow
Subscribe Now