UWM grads help provide domestic source of critical medical diagnostic material

A UW-Milwaukee chemistry professor and graduates of his lab are helping two Wisconsin companies produce a vital material that was until recently available only from foreign sources.

The material is molybdenum-99, the parent of technetium-99m, the most widely used radioisotope in the world for diagnostic medical imaging, according to UWM Chemistry Professor Mark Dietz. (The materials are often abbreviated as Mo-99 and Tc-99m.) Read more…