KENNEWICK, Wash., Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCBB:ADMD), a company engaged in the production and distribution of medical isotopes, is pleased to announce a recent strategic alliance with Safety by Design, PC, of Colorado, in collaboration with Colorado State University.
The strategic partnership was formed to develop medical isotope products that are in high demand and short supply in the Rocky Mountain Region while developing production processes and procedures to produce isotope products using the 1 megawatt TRIGA Reactor currently operating at the Denver Federal Center. This project site is ideally located geographically, minutes from Denver International Airport and two other General Aviation airports, making the site an optimal location regionally for the production and distribution of short-lived radionuclides.
The initial production will focus on a skin cancer product (Ho-166), then utilizing the same isotope, the partnership plans to develop products for the treatment of joint pain, liver cancer, and multiple myeloma.
James C. Katzaroff, Chairman and CEO of AMIC, said, "AMIC has been studying the Rocky Mountain Region for expansion for several years and we look forward to a successful partnership with Safety by Design."
Further, a long term goal for AMIC and Safety by Design is to create an isotope production roadmap for other TRIGA reactor facilities in the United States and expand the breadth of relevant chemical separation methods while evaluating health physics operational procedures for facilities with less sophisticated isotope handling capabilities. The partnership is also developing training materials and expertise that is necessary to prepare the next generation for future domestic isotope production.
"We are excited to team with AMIC on this tremendously important project to bring urgently needed radiopharmaceutical products to the medical community," stated Ken Pethe, President of Safety by Design, PC.
About Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation
Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCBB:ADMD) is a U.S.-based public company engaged in the production and distribution of medical isotopes and in the development and identification of medical isotope technologies that are changing the practice of medicine and revolutionizing the standard of medical care. Please visit our website at www.isotopeworld.com.
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CONTACT: James C. Katzaroff, Chairman and CEO 6208 W. Okanogan Ave. Kennewick, Wa. 99336 (509)-736-4000
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