Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology

Summary

Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology
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BRIT
Agency overview
Formed1 March 1989; 32 years ago (1989-03-01)
JurisdictionIndian government
HeadquartersNavi Mumbai
EmployeesClassified
Agency executive
  • Pradip Mukherjee, Chief Executive
WebsiteOfficial Website

Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology in short known as "BRIT" is a unit of the Department of Atomic Energy[1] with its headquarters in Navi Mumbai, India.[2] Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (BRIT), the unit of Department of Atomic Energy, is focussed on bringing the benefits of the use of radioisotope applications and radiation technology across industry, healthcare, research and agricultural sectors of the society.

Harnessing the spin-offs from the mainstream programmes of DAE, such as R&D programmes at BARC and Nuclear Power plants for generating electricity by NPCIL, BRIT has independently created a separate visible area of contribution to the society. The applications of radiation and radioisotopes in the healthcare, industry, agriculture and research has proved to be one of the most widespread peaceful uses of the nuclear sciences besides the nuclear power production.

Realizing the importance of the use of the radioisotopes for societal benefits and national development, the Department of Atomic Energy has, over the years, built up adequate infrastructure facilities for the production and applications of radioisotopes which is in the form of Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (BRIT).

Isotopes & Radiation

BRIT continues its endeavour towards providing its best services to mankind through meeting the demands of the users, be it in the fields of nuclear medicine, healthcare or towards advanced technologies such as engineering and radiation technology equipments for medical as well as industrial uses, radiation processing services, isotope applications or radioanalytical services.

Radiopharmaceuticals, RIA laboratories, Labelled Compounds, Radiation processing Plant, Radiation Equipment Production Facility, Column Generator Plant, Radioanalytical Laboratory, Isotope Application Services and Electron Beam facility are located at BRIT/BARC Vashi Complex in Navi Mumbai. Marketing & Services, Sealed Sources & Logistics, ISOMED and Medical Cyclotron Facility are located at different units in Mumbai. Besides, BRIT has six regional centres[3] located at Bengaluru, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Kota.

Major Products[4]

  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Radiation Technology Equipment
  • Sealed Sources

Services Offered [5]

  • Radiation Processing Services
  • Isotope Applications
  • Radioanalytical Testing

Shri Pradip Mukherjee is the Chief Executive of BRIT since 1 August 2019.[6]

Former Chief Executives of BRIT

  • Shri R.G. Deshpande
  • Dr. S. Gangadharan.
  • Dr. N. Ramamoorthy
  • Shri J.K. Ghosh
  • Dr. A.K. Kohli
  • Shri G. Ganesh

References

  1. ^ "AboutUs".
  2. ^ "ContactUS". Britatom.gov.in. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Regional Centres". Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology.
  4. ^ "Products Offered". Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology.
  5. ^ "Services Offered". Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology.
  6. ^ "News & Highlights". Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology. Retrieved 29 November 2015.

External links

  • Official Website