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Delivery schedule

All of ANSTO's delivery updates for nuclear medicine are available on this page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health customer service team

Product availability throughout scheduled maintenance

17 February 2021

Scheduled maintenance will take place at ANSTO’s nuclear medicine processing and distribution facility and OPAL from 29 March 2021. All product availability details throughout maintenance periods are below.

Shutdown dates: 29 March-5 May 2021

Nuclear medicine processing and distribution facility 
Product Timing Update

Technetium-99 Gentech® Generators

29 March-10 May
  • Alternate supply is being secured
  • Customers should plan for a potential 50% shortfall in supply from 29 April-6 May, ANSTO will work with the NMWG and our customers throughout March and April to optimise the supply available
  • 5 Generator sizes will be available (5Ci, 7.5Ci, 10Ci, 12.5Ci & 15Ci)
  • Customer Service will be in contact to discuss requirements
Sodium Iodide-131I capsules and solution 12 April-18 May
  • Made to order capsules and solutions for calibration 12 April and 19 April are required by 3pm AEDT 8 April 
  • Orders received after 8 April will be supplied with premade capsules that are limited to set sizes, sizes TBA  
  • A limited number of set sizes will be made available between 12 April and 30 April
  • No supply available from 3 May-17 May. The Nuclear Medicine Working Group is working to ascertain alternate supply options for I-131 and will provide more information shortly
  • First calibration after shutdown 17 May, first available delivery day 18 May
  • Usual order cut off times will resume from 1pm AEDT, 17 May the day prior to delivery
Iodine-131 unstabilised solution 5 April-19 May
  • Not available from 5 April-19 May
  • Available for delivery from 20 May
Iodine-131 mIBG Therapy 5 April-19 May
  • Supply will be based on import only and is highly dependant on international flight availability
  • Call customer service should you have a requirement throughout this period
Sodium Iodide-123 Solution  
  • Unavailable from 12 April-17 May
  • Orders for 6 April need to be placed by 1pm AEDT 1 April
  • Orders for 18 May need to be placed by 1pm AEDT 13 May

There is no impact to the below products:

  • MIBGen® Iobenguane-123I Injection Diagnostic (based on current flight schedules and delivery locations)
  • Chromium-51
  • Lutetium-177 (order cut-off is Thursday 1pm AEDT two weeks prior to delivery, service via imported product)

Shutdown dates: 19 June-18 July 2021

OPAL reactor 
Product Timing Update
Technetium-99 Gentech® Generators 28 June-26 July
  • Alternate supply of Mo-99 is being secured via import
  • Customers will be supplied Gentech® Generators from 30-80GBq
  • Customer Service will approach those ordering larger generators to discuss tailored requirements
Sodium Iodide-131I capsules and solution 28 June-26 July
  • Alternate supply of fission related Sodium Iodide-131I is being secured via import
Iodine-131 unstabilised solution 28 June-26 July
  • Unavailable
Iodine-131 mIBG Therapy 28 June-26 July
  • Supply will be based on import only and is highly dependant on flight availability

 

There is no impact to the below products:

  • Sodium Iodide-123 Solution
  • MIBGen® Iobenguane -123I Injection Diagnostic
  • Lutetium-177
  • Chromium-51 (1 August calibration will be available for delivery from 5 August)

If you have any questions or would like to place an order please contact the customer service team.

I-123 MIBG

23 February 2021

Updated delivery schedule for Fujifilm manufactured I-123 mIBG

Please see delivery dates for March - May 2021 as follows:

  • Thursday 04 March 2021
  • Thursday 18 March 2021
  • Thursday 08 April 2021
  • Thursday 22 April 2021
  • Thursday 13 May 2021
  • Thursday 20 May 2021

We will endeavour to keep all hospitals updated as soon we have any further information. We still face some domestic challenges surrounding flights and will continue to be in contact with you regarding the final delivery time to your hospital.    

The cut-off time remains 5.00pm on Wednesday the week prior to the shipment unless otherwise specified.

I-123 Radiochemical

23 December 2020

Please find below schedule outlining delivery days for January to June 2021. 

  • Wednesday 13th January – delivered and calibrated on Wednesday due to Japanese Public
  • Tuesday 2 February 
  • Tuesday 9 February 
  • Tuesday 23 February 
  • Tuesday 9 March 
  • Tuesday 23 March 
  • Tuesday 6 April 
  • Tuesday 18 May 
  • Tuesday 15 June 
  • Tuesday 29 June 

The cut-off time remains 1pm Thursday the week prior to the shipment unless otherwise specified.

Get in touch

If you would like to place a product order or have any further questions please contact the Health team.