National Security Technologies, LLC offers facilities for engineering, fabrication and assembly, calibration, laboratory, and technical administration for test site programs. It provides emergency response services, including aerial radiological surveys; photographic and videographic imaging services; and radiological monitoring and assessment; image exploitation and GIS; and hazardous materials spill testing. The company also offers environmental operations, such as site remediation; drilling and investigations; management of radioactive, hazardous, and solid waste; sampling and radiological analysis; and environmental and ecological monitoring. In addition, it provides experiment support, ...
2621 Losee Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Founded in 1971
National Security Technologies, LLC and Global Medical Isotope Systems, LLC Enters Agreement on Research and Development to Enable Production of Essential Radioactive Isotope
May 27 15
Medical patients in Las Vegas and potentially nationwide should be the beneficiaries of new public-private partnership agreement between National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), and Global Medical Isotope Systems, LLC (GMIS). The agreement on research and development aims to enable production of an essential radioactive isotope used in millions of medical diagnostic imaging procedures every year. Known primarily as the management and operations contractor for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), NSTec is leveraging its traditional national security role with the signing of its first CRADA. The agreement describes NSTec's technical integration, modeling, materials, and design support to GMIS's mission in the development and deployment of a ground-breaking approach to the production of the radioactive isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). By introducing a safe, decentralized, on-demand production system using non-enriched uranium, the two companies are answering a critical supply need of the medical imaging community. The United States terminated its domestic Mo-99 production in the 1990s, but continues to import the isotope from Canada and Europe. In addition, U.S. and global demand for Mo-99 has grown substantially in recent years, making easy and timely access to supplies of the isotope more important than ever. The imaging isotope, Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is a decay by-product of Mo-99, and has a half-life of only about 6 hours. This unique physical characteristic makes Tc-99m the most widely used medical diagnostic isotope in nuclear medicine. Its short half-life allows it to be used in body-scanning procedures that collect data rapidly, but keeps total patient radiation exposure low. But it also makes keeping an inventory next to impossible.