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. Niowave is the only company in the world that can build and operate superconducting electron accelerators
2. Niowave is licensed by the NRC to work with radioactive materials, including uranium
3. Niowave operates an in-house radiochemistry facility to extract and purify solid, liquid, and gaseous radioactive isotopes