MDS Nordion signs pact with Russia's Rosenergoatom

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October 29, 2007

MDS Nordion has signed a 17-year supply agreement for cobalt-60 with Russia's Rosenergoatom, the operating utility of Russian nuclear power plants. The contract expands upon a 2005 pact by providing an increased supply of cobalt-60 until 2024. The agreement will boost MDS's supply by 30% by 2016. Cobalt-60 is used primarily to sterilize hospital medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.

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