Nuclear reactor to help patients with serious diseases

Nuclear reactor to help patients with serious diseases

Chamber Articles Category: Energy Post Date: 06/11/18 Source: BrazilGovNews By: BrazilGovNews
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Building Brazil's first nuclear reactor will be crucial to end the country’s external dependence on inputs and better serve patients with serious diseases who do not have access to nuclear medicine, President Temer said in a statement published on social networks. Brazil will invest R$ 750 million in the project, which will allow the country to produce radiopharmaceuticals at cost price for the Unified Healthcare System (SUS in the Portuguese acronym).

Developed in partnership with the Brazilian Navy, the technology, which has peaceful purposes, is aimed at fostering the country's growth and ensuring the well-being of all Brazilians. The inauguration ceremony took place this Friday (8 June) in Iperó, a city in the state of São Paulo, including the unveiling of a commemorative plaque for the launch of the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor (RMB) and the beginning of integration tests for the turbo-generators of the Brazilian Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (Labgene).



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