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Title: Six problems with the 6-day Curie and a solution
Authors: Paterson, AW
Druce, MJ
Killen, E
Keywords: Molybdenum
Molybdenum 99
Cost recovery
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2015
Publisher: Springer Nature
Citation: Paterson, A., Druce, M. & Killen, E. (2015). Six problems with the 6-day Curie and a solution. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 305, 13–22. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4050-4
Abstract: In this review the major shortfalls of the unit of sale for the Mo-99 supply chain—the 6-day Curie—are identified and discussed. These include its status as an inconsistent, out-dated, non-SI unit, and its use causing propagation of inefficient logistics within the Mo-99 supply chain. An alternative Mo-99 unit of sale is proposed: Becquerels time-stamped at the Port of Despatch. Adoption of the new unit is proposed as a catalyst in the move away from the current economically unsustainable, Mo-99 supply chain in favour of simplicity, self-regulation, transparency, efficiency, and full-cost recovery in line with High-Level Group for the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes recommendations. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Gov't Doc #: 9681
ISSN: 1588-2780
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