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  • 2022_SCKCEN_MYRRHA-maquette
    29 September '22

    Construction of MINERVA in the starting blocks

    A public consultation for the construction of MINERVA takes place from 29 September to 28 October. MINERVA is the starting point of MYRRHA’s particle accelerator. With the MYRRHA project, the nuclear research centre SCK CEN aims to tackle a range of societal challenges. Everyone can read the file - including the ambition and technical plans - at Mol town hall.

  • SCK  CEN  -  Lancering Pantera (2022)
    22 September '22

    IBA and SCK CEN launch Pantera

    Pantera is a joint venture to produce actinium-225

    IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), the world leader in particle accelerator technology, and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN today announced the name of their joint-venture: Pantera SA/NV, which they believe will bring new hope for cancer patients. As indicated in the announcement of the R&D strategic partnership, this new company will aim to secure the large-scale production of actinium-225 (225Ac), one of the most promising alpha-emitting radioisotopes to fight cancers. By working towards this large-scale production, Pantera’s ultimate goal is to improve the accessibility of a future innovative cancer therapy based on 225Ac.

  • SCK CEN - Boeklancering Op weg naar een duurzame toekomst (2022)
    12 September '22

    On a golden age of modern technology with roots in the 1950s

    Historian launches book on Belgian atomic era

    Belgium is a prominent player on the world nuclear stage. But how did it achieve that starring role? That's what readers will discover in Towards a sustainable future. This brand new book tells the history of the Belgian nuclear era and the nuclear research centre SCK CEN in particular. Author Geert Vanpaemel presents this history against a backdrop of political and social change. A look at the past that offered us a future.