Products and services

Radioactivity services

Accurate measurement of radioactivity

NPL provides customers in the nuclear industry, and suppliers and users of nuclear medicine, with absolute confidence in radioactivity measurements.

Nuclear decommissioning and environmental monitoring

Our services include the supply of standardised radioisotopes for the calibration of customer measurement equipment, calibration of customer-supplied samples, and Proficiency Test Exercises, ensuring industry-wide consistency and accuracy.

We support UKAS accreditation and provide traceability to international standards, providing ultimate confidence in low-level radioactivity measurements and classification of radioactive waste, helping our customers overcome regulatory barriers, and ensure the safety of the general public.

Nuclear medicine

NPL provides radiopharmaceutical and nuclear medicine customers with high purity standardised activity radioisotopes and calibration of customer-supplied samples traceable to NPL primary standards.

Our UKAS-accredited services provide customers with absolute confidence in radioactivity measurements. This increases the safety of radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine administered to patients, improves drug development and ensures regulatory requirements are met.

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What we do

We provide world-class research, calibrations, specialised measurement services and training for the measurement of ionising radiation.

Standards of radioactivity
Radioactivity proficiency test exercises
Radioactivity calibration services

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Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.

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Developing a pre-clinical dosimetry service for radiobiological studies



Safely decommissioning nuclear sites



Find out more about our expertise in this area, and how we are creating impact from science and engineering.

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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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