Canada's new plan for medical isotopes risks delays, memo warns

Risks are a normal part of life, as is (sadly) bureaucratic delays. The disturbing part of this is the non-answer that the dept gave when asked for an update on the situation.

A number of research facilities in Western Canada and at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec have successfully made the isotopes without need of a nuclear reactor, promising a more reliable supply of the isotopes.

But the memo says the most “significant” risk to moving ahead with the new technologies is “obtaining the necessary health regulatory approvals by 2016.”