Isotopes for Hope
James Scongack of Bruce Power gave a keynote presentation at IMRP18 in Vancouver. Several years later the International Irradiation Association (iia) was one of a small number of organisations that supported the formation of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC). Today iia continues to support the CNIC which has forged strong links with Canadian authorities and parliamentarians.
The latest CNIC initiative focuses on highlighting the importance of isotopes in many aspects of life including the sterilisation of single use healthcare products using the isotope Cobalt 60.
The Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) launched its new Isotopes for Hope campaign at the Empire Club of Canada with the goal of asserting and expanding Canada’s Global leadership isotope in the development, supply and use of medical isotopes with the ambitious vision of doubling production by 2030 and expanding critical development of isotopes.
In conjunction with the launch of the campaign, the CNIC released its newest report, “Isotopes for Hope: Canadian Leadership Needed Now More Than Ever.” The report offers updated market figures and emerging trends for isotopes, opportunities for Canada in the global market, and new recommendations for government to best support the growing industry.
A recording of the presentation given by James Scongack at the Empire Club of Canada will shortly be available. Once available this news item will be updated with a link to the recording.
This initiative is of value in highlighting the importance of isotopes in modern society.