Most important radioisotope: Mo-99. Most scare radioisotope: Mo-99
White House press release:
"Over the past few years, the supply of the short-lived medical isotope Mo-99 and its daughter product, technetium-99m, have encountered periods of shortage and unreliability, as Mo-99 is produced in only a few facilities around the world, most of which are reaching the end of their projected life, and none of which are located domestically. Moreover, most of the facilities that currently produce large-scale quantities of Mo-99 use HEU targets in the production process… United States is announcing steps to ensure the reliable supply of medical isotopes while minimizing the use of highly enriched uranium for civilian purposes. In order to maintain access globally to reliable supplies of the isotope Mo-99 for legitimate medical purposes, the United States is accelerating commercial projects that produce Mo-99 domestically without the use of HEU."
The fact is, we don't allow isotopes created using highly enriched uranium since it poses as a terrorist threat, etc. That's weapon's grade uranium. And to make matters worse, there aren't more than a handful of old and soon-to-be-decommissioned facilities producing the much needed isotopes.
In my opinion, the most valuable asset that Advanced Medical Isotope Corp has to offer is their plan to produce isotopes for medical procedures. We need reliable and steady production and flow of Mo-99 and technetium.