National Centre for Nuclear Research Radioisotope Centre POLATOM is located in Otwock-Świerk near Warsaw, next to MARIA nuclear reactor.

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POLATOM is a Polish producer and distributor of isotope preparations used in medicine, science, industry and environmental protection. It also conducts research and development works. They are of an application nature and concern radiopharmacy, chemistry and nuclear technology as well as such scientific disciplines as radiochemistry, biochemistry, and immunology. The result of the research is the development of own technologies, implemented by NCBJ OR POLATOM.

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The National Center for Nuclear Research POLATOM Radioisotope Center holds the PN-EN ISO 9001: 2015-10 Quality System Certificate and the implemented WSK (Internal Control System) for trade in dual-use goods, as well as a certificates confirming compliance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP). Moreover, in our Radioactivity Standards Laboratory, a management system compliant with the international standard PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-02 has been implemented and maintained. The confirmation of RSL's technical competence – as a calibration laboratory – is the accreditation certificate granted by the Polish Center for Accreditation. POLATOM also received Known Consignor status granted by President do the Civil Aviation Office.

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The history of POLATOM's activity dates back to the 1950s and was associated with the Institute for Nuclear Research (IBJ). In 1990, the POLATOM Isotope Research and Development Center was established, from which POLATOM Spółka z o.o. was separated in 2005. As a result of the merger with the Institute of Atomic Energy operating in Otwock-Świerk, since November 2007 it operated under the name of the Institute of Atomic Energy POLATOM Radioisotope Center. On September 1, 2011 Institute of Atomic Energy POLATOM The Radioisotope Center was incorporated, along with the entire IEA POLATOM, into the Institute for Nuclear Studies; the combined institutes took the name of the National Center for Nuclear Research. From that moment POLATOM is active under it's full name: National Centre for Nuclear Research – Radioisotope Centre POLATOM.

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