Molybdenum Production Facility (MPF)

  PNRA has licensed PINSTECH to operate Pakistan's first Molybdenum Production Facility (MPF). The facility produces Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) as the mother product for production of Tc-99m which is used in health sector for diagnosis of different types of cancers. Previously, Mo-99 was imported from South Africa. The licence to MPF has been issued after a thorough review and assessment process and conducting regulatory inspections at all important stages to ensure that the facility can be operated safely without any undue risk to the workers and the general public. Initially, the operating licence was issued till December, 2014 which has been revalidated till December 31, 2015 based on safe operation of the facility.