The starting material for technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators. Tc-99m is perhaps the most important isotope in nuclear medicine. Doctors and hospitals use it to diagnose life-threatening diseases, such as cancer. Some 49 million nuclear drug investigations are conducted annually, and Tc-99m is used in more than 80% of these treatments.
The largest supplier of radioactive lutetium-177 worldwide. For the treatment of prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors.
The future of medical isotopes in diagnosis and treatment. Supports the development of new nuclear medicines within a unique nuclear infrastructure. Promises the delivery of promising medical services.
Producing medical isotopes using only low enriched uranium? After a challenging design process, Curium and NRG are the first in Europe to produce molybdenum-99 with low enriched uranium. Recognizing the commitments made during the Nuclear Summit 2014, to phase out high enriched uranium (HEU) based medical isotopes.
In 2017, there was suddenly a worldwide shortage of iodine-125, used for brachytherapy for prostate cancer, because one of the large producers was temporarily shut down. McMaster & NRG joined forces for global supply.
FIELD-LAB is a partnership that aims to convert knowledge into new medical solutions. The aim is to accelerate the process from development to the production of nuclear therapies for cancer patients.
NRG Advancing Nuclear Medicine cares for the well-being of people worldwide. Especially for their health. We wish people to live longer, be more vital and feel happier. We believe everybody should have access to advanced treatments. New highly targeted treatments will cause less side effects and improve the quality of life.
We provide solutions to advance nuclear medicine ranging from complete irradiation services for medical isotope production, to access to R&D resources & commercial processing.
The market for lutetium-177 is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. There are many products in the clinical pipeline that use lutetium-177 as radioactive substance, and we are seeing new, up-and-coming therapies. A promising agent is lutetium-177 PSMA, which acts on the prostate-specific membrane antigen and is used in the treatment of metastasised prostate cancer. In addition to prostate carcinomas, other cancers could be treated with the isotope lutetium-177 in the future. Prof. Hendrikse of Amsterdam UMC, VUmc location, foresees expanding possibilities for patient treatment despite some issues related to market availability.
For the past few months, pharmacist Jeske Hendriksen has been working as a PhD student in the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital, where she is conducting research into radioactive cisplatin in the CISSPECT project. In this project, she is working alongside technical physician Else Aalbersberg, who has been at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek for 8 years and involved in the CISSPECT project since the start.