Innovative Company of the Year: Terry Grimm of Niowave Inc.

Innovative Company of the Year: Terry Grimm of Niowave Inc.

These days it’s full speed ahead for the self-anointed “Chevrolet of Particle Accelerators,” otherwise known as Niowave Inc.

Despite Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) being viewed as the Formula One model of scientific accelerator facilities, the little engine that could on North Walnut Street in Lansing- Niowave – continues to set the pace when it comes to adapting superconducting accelerator technology to medical problem-solving.

Niowave founder Dr. Terry Grimm and his team of nuclear physicists, chemical engineers, machinists and technicians have focused their attention on the medical isotope market, and the cancer-fighting community has taken notice. Niowave’s mission is to increase production of actinium-225 (Ac-225), an alpha particle emitter with energy so high that it can break bonds in DNA.

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