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PNL Awarded $3 Million Army Contract

October 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Release

Monona, Wis. – Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that it has been awarded a one-year, $3 million contract by the U.S. Army to build an advanced neutron radiography unit. The neutron imaging system will be used for the nondestructive inspection of munitions, pyrotechnics and other critical defense components.  The company will deliver an upgraded, […]

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Lt. Gen. Phillips Joins PNL Board of Directors

September 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monona, Wis. –Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that retired Army Lt. Gen. William Phillips has joined its seven-member board of directors. Phillips recently retired after nearly 38 years of service and currently resides in Alexandria, Va.  Over the course of his career, Phillips served as an aviator, an acquisition commander in […]

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SHINE Medical Secures $2.4 Million of Investment

September 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Press Release

MONONA, Wis. – SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to being the world leader in the safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, announced today that it closed a $2.4 million financing. The financing will be used to cover operating costs as the Company progresses toward obtaining a construction permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is necessary to commence construction on SHINE’s planned full-scale manufacturing facility to be built in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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PNL Accelerator Achieves Key Reliability Milestone

August 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Release

MONONA, Wis. – SHINE Medical Technologies and Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that they successfully operated their second-generation neutron driver prototype for 24 consecutive hours with 99% uptime. Completion of this milestone is an important demonstration of the reliability and robustness of the PNL neutron driver, which is a key enabling technology for SHINE’s isotope production facility.

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Detect the Undetectable

August 4th, 2014 | Filed under: News

Phoenix Nuclear Labs says it has completed successful preliminary tests on a system that can root out so-called “undetectable explosives.”
The Monona company says its neutron-based technology senses the explosive material itself, not the components such as a metal casing or a trigger mechanism.

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Ames 40-Year Team: Sengbusch Goes from Gridiron to Nuclear Lab

August 1st, 2014 | Filed under: News

Evan Sengbusch, the 2003 Ames High Graduate and football captain, is now the Vice President of Phoenix Nuclear Labs. Evan said that he has never imagined his life would turn out this way, but he thinks the nuclear field is what he wants to pursue. It is his work at the nuclear lab and his physics degree that he is named as a scholar-athlete for the 40-year Ames football team.

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PNL Awarded One Million Dollar Grant

July 23rd, 2014 | Filed under: News

Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that it was awarded a $1M grant from the Department of Energy (DoE) to design and build a high current negative hydrogen ion source. This technology will advance the state-of-the-art in high-energy physics research, medical isotope production, semiconductor manufacturing, and nuclear fusion energy.

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Phoenix Nuclear Labs Successfully Tests Explosive Detection System

July 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Press Release

Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that it has successfully completed preliminary testing of an explosives detection system funded by the US Army. PNL’s neutron-based interrogation system is capable of detecting so-called “undetectable explosives” because it detects the explosive material itself rather than specific chemical signatures or other associated components such as metallic casing or triggering mechanisms.

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