MIT Awarded 2012 Federal Laboratory Consortium 'Excellence in Technology Transfer Award'

Feb 22, 2012, 11:39 ET from Positron Corporation

LUBBOCK, Texas, Feb. 22, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation (OTCBB: POSC), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Manhattan Isotope Technology, LLC (MIT), is proud to announce that on February 15, 2012, MIT, in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory, was awarded the 2012 Federal Laboratory Consortium 'Excellence in Technology Transfer Award' for "Recycling of Strontium-82 for Use in Medical Diagnostic Imaging".

The Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer is presented annually by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and recognizes outstanding federal laboratories along with their industry partners for transfer of technology developed by a federal laboratory to the commercial marketplace.  With a select number of recipients this nomination is of the highest caliber as it recognizes partnerships which have developed strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the commercial marketplace.

A distinguished panel of technology transfer experts from industry, state and local government, academia, and the federal laboratory system evaluated the nominations.  MIT, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory from whom the technology was licensed, was chosen as the cream of the crop by this broad cross-section of evaluators.

"MIT selection as the industry partner for this award, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory in recognition of the transfer of Recycling of Strontium-82 for Use in Medical Diagnostic Imaging technology to private industry is a great compliment," states MIT President and Positron Pharmaceutical, Chief Technical Officer, Jason Kitten "the award is one of the most prestigious honors presented in technology transfer." MIT proudly stands alongside Chevron as the other 2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory FLC recipient. 

The award will be bestowed upon recipients at the Federal Laboratory Consortium National Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 3, 2012.  Additional information regarding the Federal Laboratory Consortium and their awards may be found at

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