February 11, 2013
On January 30, 2013, Mallinckrodt issued a customer letter stating the status and additional news, provided by the NRG, for the Dutch High-Flux Reactor (HFR). Mallinckrodt was informed that the operator of the HFR does not expect a return to service this first calendar quarter of 2013. The NRG is working diligently to complete an overall asset integrity program and to complete all necessary repairs before resuming reactor operations.
During this unexpected shutdown, Mallinckrodt has continued to ship technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators to customers and fully expects to meet customer needs through March, 2013.
SNMMI will keep you up-to-date on upcoming information.
To review the complete customer letter, please see the attached document.