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Maintenance completion and supply

26 October

Production has resumed in ANSTO’s Nuclear Medicine Processing and Distribution Facility (B23) following its longest-ever scheduled maintenance. 

Planned maintenance takes place to ensure ANSTO can deliver a safe and reliable supply of nuclear medicine to Australians.  

The shutdown of B23 was put on hold multiple times to meet nuclear medicine demand in Australia, while COVID-19 impacted our ability to import supply. Providing supply to nuclear medicine technologists, specialists and patients is our priority. 

Maintenance activities 

Throughout the seven-week shutdown, a team of more than 50 came together to identify and resolve safety, reliability and compliance challenges in B23. 

ANSTO completed major infrastructure updates on components of the facility, including its air handling units, environmental management system, and wiring, with more than 90% of the planned activities met. 

Product supply 

  • Technetium-99m Gentech Generators – available from 26 October. 

  • Iodine-131 – now available. 

  • Lutetium-177 – will be imported until 1 November. 

  • Iodine-123 radiochemical – delivery and calibration on 16 November. 

  • Chormium-51 – November and December calibration is currently unavailable.

A delay to the recommence of operations resulted in a 1–2-day delay on Tc-99m generator orders. Impacted customers have been notified. ANSTO anticipates that from 15 November, Health Products will return to total product supply capacity. 

I-123 radiochemical

 Available for delivery and calibration on:

  • Tuesday 16 November 2021
  • Tuesday 30 November 2021
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021

Iodine-131 capsules and solutions

From 2 August, orders will need to be submitted by 1pm the day before despatch and orders for a Monday or Tuesday delivery will be required by 1pm Friday the week prior.

Delivery

Order by

Monday

Friday 1pm

Tuesday

Friday 1pm

Wednesday

Monday 1pm

Thursday

Tuesday 1pm

Friday

Wednesday 1pm

I-123 MIBG

Delivery dates:

  • Thursday 28 October 2021
  • Thursday 11 November 2021
  • Thursday 25 November  2021
  • Thursday 9  December 2021
  • Thursday 16 December 2021  
  • Thursday 6 January 2022
  • Thursday 20 January 2022

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 5pm on Wednesday 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.