Niowave was founded in 2005 by former National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory researcher, Terry Grimm, and a group of private investors. Niowave is a world-wide leader in research, development, manufacturing and operation of superconducting electron linear accelerators which are used for medical radioisotope production.
Niowave received a 2016 Small Business Administration Tibbetts award and was named the 2010 SBIR/STTR Small Business of the Year for the US Department of Energy. Their highly skilled workforce was built by combining the scientific and technical expertise from nearby world-class universities and national laboratories and the advanced manufacturing skills from the local auto industry and community colleges.
Niowave’s isotope production is unique due to the following core competencies:
1. Only company in the world that can build and operate superconducting electron accelerators
2. Licensed by the NRC to work with radioactive materials, including uranium
3. Operate an in-house radiochemistry facility to extract and purify solid, liquid, and gaseous radioactive isotopes