updated 11/18/2010 9:16:17 AM ET 2010-11-18T14:16:17

KENNEWICK, Wash., Nov. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (Pink Sheets:ADMD), a company engaged in the production and distribution of medical isotopes, has added Bruce Ratchford to the Board of Directors. Mr. Ratchford is the founder, President and CEO of Apollo, based in Kennewick, Washington and is also a Founder and current board member of Kennewick based Community First Bank. Apollo is a mechanical and specialty contractor nationally rated in the top 25 for revenue by Engineering News-Record and has over 500 employees .

"I'm delighted to be elected to the Board of Directors of AMIC, and I will bring my general business expertise and knowledge to assist implementation of the aggressive growth strategy AMIC has outlined."

James C. Katzaroff, CEO of AMIC, stated, "Bruce is an outstanding addition to our Board and his insights and business acumen complements our future growth plans quite well."

Pursuant to the announcement from AMIC from October 15, 2009, the Company has recently received the $1,215,000 from the  2010 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, with special thanks to Senator Patty Murray for her assistance in this effort. The grant funds will be applied to assist bringing to market AMIC's patented resorbable seed which provides controlled delivery of insoluble yttrium-90microspheres. AMIC anticipates this brachytherapy will represent a significant advance in internal radiation therapy.  Radiation is an extremely potent weapon used to treat cancers, and brachytherapy is internal radiation therapy in which isotopes are used to kill cancer cells.  Due to testing parameter circumstances, we are delayed in filing our 510k with the FDA for this medical device and anticipate a filing in the first half of 2011.

In addition, AMIC was awarded $488,958 under the IRS Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Program (QTDP). $205,129 will be received in 2010 and $283,829 in February, 2011. The QTDP provides financial support for innovative projects that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services believes could well result in a new therapy, reduce health care costs, or represent an important advance in finding a cure for cancer.

About Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation

Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation (AMIC) (Pink Sheets:ADMD) is a company engaged in the production and distribution of medical isotopes for advanced diagnostic and non-surgical therapeutic application. AMIC's goal is to empower physicians, medical researchers, and ultimately patients by providing them with essential medical isotopes that, until recently, have not been feasible or economical, in an effort to detect and cure human disease. For more information, please visit our website, www.isotopeworld.com

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