Radioactive Material Technology

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Radioactive Materials License — Nickel 63

Columbia Tech is an experienced contract manufacturer of devices and technologies that involve a radioactive source. Few contract manufacturers have achieved the standards and methods required to obtain a Radioactive Materials License.
With this core competency, Columbia Tech is ready to help you design, engineer, and/or contract manufacture your company’s products in less time and at a lower cost.

Radioactive Materials License

While each individual project involving a radioactive source requires its own license from the state of Massachusetts, Columbia Tech already has experience acquiring Radioactive Materials Licenses and has the facilities to manufacture products in a safe and compliant manner.

For example, Columbia Tech recently acquired a Massachusetts Radioactive Materials License for Nickel 63 to work with a client on a chemical and explosive detection device. This Massachusetts Radioactive Materials license is issued by the State of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and follows state and federal guidelines.

As is the case with all Radioactive Material Licenses, this license authorizes the storage and use of a very specific quantity and type of radioactive source. This source, stored in accordance with state and federal regulations, will be used in the manufacturing of a detection device for a Massachusetts based company.

Radioactive Materials License – Nickel 63

Licensing in part is a result of the discipline and focus on conformance to regulatory programs, and the hard work of the Columbia Tech organization. Columbia Tech facilities meet state regulations for storing radioactive sources such as Nickel 63. With this achieved, future applications for licenses on behalf of other clients will be quick and efficient.

Columbia Tech’s experience with handling and storing radioactive materials, the license application process, and use requirements, enables Columbia Tech to provide Concept to Commercialization services for the military, homeland security, detection industries, and other custom manufactured product projects involving radioactive sources.

Explosive Detection Devices

Radioactive sources are used mainly in chemical and explosive detection devices, and, to a lesser extent, in the manufacturing of some electronics. An electron capture detector is an explosive detection device that utilizes electrons from a radioactive source such as Nickel 63. The electrons are injected into an air sample, and when an electron-capturing compound (such as an explosive) is present, the electron capture detector notes a change.

These explosive detection devices have become more and more important over the last decade and are now used in a range of homeland security systems in locations like airports and government buildings. Overseas, explosive detection devices help protect our soldiers.