Temer: Energy reactor and laboratory will bring development to Brazil

Temer: Energy reactor and laboratory will bring development to Brazil

Chamber Articles Category: Energy Post Date: 06/11/18 Source: BrazilGovNews By: BrazilGovNews
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Two important steps for Brazilian health and science were taken this morning (8 June) in Iperó, state of São Paulo, where President Temer attended the ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque for the launch of the Brazilian Multipurpose Reactor (RMB). The RMB will make Brazil self-sufficient in the production of inputs for cancer treatment, and also marks the start of operations of the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (Labgene). "The two beautiful projects we are celebrating here today, the reactor and Labgene, raise our standing in science and technology and, in fact, promote the development of Brazil," the president said.

Operated under the responsibility of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), the RMB will be built in a 2.04-million-m² area in Iperó provided by the Brazilian Navy and the São Paulo state government. When completed, it will be able to produce radioisotopes used especially for the treatment of cancer. "We will produce the material for SUS [Brazil's Unified Healthcare System] at lower prices and make therapies more accessible, bringing hope to those who are ill and need help," Temer explained. Currently, Brazil needs to import these chemicals. Read Full Article