Bruce Power partners with university to advance nuclear technologies

Harvested Cobalt-60 to be used to sterilize key medical equipment worldwide. (Photo provided by Steve McAllister, Communications Specialist, Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power)

Bruce Power is partnering with McMaster University following an announcement on July 17th.

The new partnership will see Bruce Power and McMaster work together to develop, advance and promote nuclear technologies in Ontario, including next generation reactors, life extension and medical isotopes.

Bruce Power and McMaster initially linked up over a shared role as leaders in the global
medical isotope supply chain. McMaster is home to Canada’s most powerful nuclear research
reactor, and is the leading producer in the world of Iodine-125. They also are a major supplier of Holmium-166, and both are used to treat various cancers.

“This is an exciting day as we mark the beginning of a renewed partnership to explore avenues of collaboration with one of Canada’s most reputable universities,” says Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We want to ensure Canada remains at the forefront of global isotope development and production, while advancing new technologies around life extension and new reactor development. Today’s announcement is a big step forward in achieving these goals.”