Scott C. Brower

Former Founder/Owner
Mid-America Isotopes, Inc.
Mid-America Cyclotron, Inc.

Former President/CEO
Essential Isotopes, LLC

“I feel truly blessed to have been practicing nuclear pharmacy for forty years, which all began upon graduation from Purdue University. It is an honor to be recognized as a Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus along with such distinguished recipients. I owe a lot of gratitude to Purdue and Dr. Stan Shaw, Professor Emeritus, Purdue Nuclear Pharmacy from whom I learned so much, which I never took for granted.”
  • BS 1980, Purdue University
Career Highlights
  • Opening and managing a Nuclear Pharmacy in Allentown, PA in 1982 with only two years of practice in nuclear pharmacy. Received recognition as Manager of the Year
  • Becoming a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP) in 1989 and continuing to maintain this specialty
  • Co-founding Mid-America Isotopes, Inc. in 1990 to service hospitals and clinics throughout Missouri and surrounding states with diagnostic nuclear medicine, therapeutic nuclear medicine, and nuclear medicine technologist services
  • Co-founding Essential Isotopes, Inc., a joint-venture between Mid-America Cyclotron, Inc. and the University of Missouri in 2006
  • Receiving the Purdue President’s Council Distinguished Pinnacle award in 2010. A career moment giving back and showing Purdue my appreciation for nuclear pharmacy career accomplishments

Scott Brower graduated from the Purdue College of Pharmacy in 1980 with a BS in Pharmacy. After graduation, he worked as a Nuclear Pharmacist in Cincinnati, Ohio where he had previously completed a Purdue sponsored nuclear pharmacy clerkship. He then relocated to Dayton, Ohio to become a pharmacy manager, radiation safety officer. In 1982, Scott relocated to Allentown, Pennsylvania to establish and manage a new nuclear pharmacy for Pharmatopes, Inc. In 1987, he was recognized as Manager of the Year.

After his time at Pharmatopes/Syncore, Scott accepted a Regional Manager position in Lanham, Maryland where he was responsible for the oversight of eight nuclear pharmacies. By this time, Scott was a licensed Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist in six states. With almost 10 years of Nuclear Pharmacy experience, it was time for Scott to become licensed in one last state – Missouri. Scott and his wife, Sandra moved to Columbia, Missouri where they co-founded and owned, Mid-America Isotopes, Inc. (MAI), a Nuclear Pharmacy. At MAI, Scott was back to dispensing, compounding and teaching Nuclear Medicine at the University of Missouri.

In 2006, there was a need to offer Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals. Scott then co-founded Mid-America Cyclotron to help meet this need. Scott also established a joint venture with the University of Missouri to form the company Essential Isotopes, LLC. (EI), an FDA Manufacturing Cyclotron located at the Missouri University Research Reactor (MURR). MURR is the largest neutron reactor of its type in the US producing Cyclotron PET products, investigational new drugs and conducting research.

Scott and Sandra continue to live in Columbia, MO. Scott maintains his seven pharmacist licenses to provide relief nuclear pharmacist services. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of three pharmaceutical related companies and on the Purdue University Nuclear Pharmacy Advisory Council for nuclear pharmacy continuing education.