Pb-212 is a medical isotope with great perspective for cancer therapy; the isotope offers maximal efficiency and minimal side effects.
Pb-212 has a half-life of 11 hours: long enough for targeting purposes, short enough and with a single alpha-emission to avoid long term, off-target damage.
Pb-212 production is complex and is difficult to get access to. FIELD-LAB has managed to achieve unlimited availability by developing its own, in-house production process. In addition, FIELD-LAB operates the facilities autonomously making it flexible in assigning resources and using this high potential isotope for R&D purposes.
Pt-195m CISSPECT is a promising imaging agent to measure the distribution of cisplatin chemotherapy in the patient. It can possibly be used to predict the effectivity of cisplatin treatment and/or to determine potential toxicity.
The prediction outcome can then serve as input to optimise the individual patient treatment and to determine whether cisplatin treatment is useful. Or if alternatives should be considered, due to expected severe side effects such as kidney failure, loss of hearing, nausea and tiredness.
Currently, Lu-177 is dominating the clinical pipeline regarding the innovation of radiopharmaceuticals. Researchers have found numerous possible applications for this radio isotope.
We are looking to provide bio pharma and scientific partners with Lu-177 chloride (n.c.a.) and support their pre-clinical and clinical studies in the development of Lu-177 radiopharmaceuticals. These partners can range from (academic) hospitals to commercial start-ups.
During the Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals Summit, James Nagarajah gave a presentation. In his presentation he spoke about the challenges that can be faced during the development of a new radio pharmaceutical, and how these can be overcome by collaborating with suppliers, industry partners and medical institutes.
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.