Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Isotopes opens distribution deal with California company

Idaho Falls-based International Isotopes has teamed with Alpha-Omega Services of Bellflower, Calif., to be its exclusive worldwide distributor for a new line of radioactive material transportation containers. The deal comes after approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which came last week.

The Type B (U) containers come in three sizes and five different models, addressing a wide range of applications and meeting all of the most current International Atomic Energy Agency regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material. They are suitable to replace many models of radioactive material containers, used by the United States government and commercial interests, that lost their approval for use in October 2008.

Steve T. Laflin, International Isotopes' president and CEO, said getting NRC approval was a long and expensive process dating back to 2007. But the capability to transport "normal form" radioactive materials in addition to "special form" materials brings a significant advantage and "the elegance of their design makes them simple to use and easy to maintain," he said.

INIS will immediately begin taking orders for sales or long-term leases, with the first container deliveries expected by September 2012. Interested parties can learn more at the company's web site,

International Isotopes Inc. manufactures a full range of nuclear medicine calibration and reference standards, a variety of cobalt-60 products, and provides a wide selection of radioisotopes and radiochemicals for medical devices, calibration, clinical research, and industrial applications.