Paul Ryan selected to SHINE’s board of directors

Medical isotope company SHINE Medical Technologies has announced former House Speaker Paul Ryan will be joining its board of directors.

Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin—SHINE’s headquarters—and brings 30 years of experience in national and international healthcare, business, energy and other industries to the company. He served as the 54th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and represented the 1st Congressional District in Southern Wisconsin, which included Janesville.

“I am excited to be joining SHINE’s board at this important time in the company’s development,” Ryan said in a prepared statement. “SHINE is uniquely equipped to create a reliable global supply of lifesaving medical isotopes, which would allow patients around the world to receive diagnosis and treatment when they need it most. Companies like SHINE play an important role in the delivery of cutting-edge health care and I will be able to help the company continue to grow.”

In July, SHINE was one of three companies to receive $15 million in funding from the Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Nuclear Security Administration to bolster its production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).