When Greg Piefer founded Phoenix Nuclear Labs, in 2005, he was not expecting that it would one day lead to the construction of a large medical isotope manufacturing facility.

In the dozen years it’s been operating, Monona, WI-based Phoenix has developed particle accelerator technology with applications in areas such as weapons inspection, solar cell production, and healthcare. However, about a year after Phoenix was incorporated, Piefer says he saw an opportunity to develop separate technology that could be used downstream from Phoenix’s, to produce radioisotopes used for medical imaging.

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