Last week, we gladly hosted the 33rd NKRV workshop at our premises in Petten. The mission of this Dutch Society for Clinical Radiochemistry (NKRV) is to stimulate research and education in radio(pharmaceutical)chemistry as well as the application of radiopharmaceuticals in the clinic.
After years of preparation, the FIELD-LAB facility in Petten, the Netherlands, has officially opened its doors on 7 December. This brand new facility will help accelerate the development of new nuclear medicines for the treatment of cancer.
Minister Kuipers of Health, Welfare and Sport announced today that there is full financing for the construction of the PALLAS-reactor in the North Holland town of Petten.
After many months of preparation and building, the new FIELD-LAB facility in Petten, the Netherlands, will open its doors on December 7th of this year. NRG|PALLAS has been working hard to realise the new drug discovery facility, that will help speed up the development and market launch of new nuclear drugs for cancer treatment.
NRG and TerThera signed an agreement for irradiation services in the High Flux Reactor in Petten, the Netherlands to produce Terbium-161. The non-carrier-added (NCA) Terbium-161 is produced by neutron irradiation of highly enriched Gadolinium-160 targets in the Dutch research reactor.
New essential analysis equipment for Quality Control has been installed in FIELD-LAB. This equipment will be used to perform measurements on isotopes, produced by FIELD-LAB in the near future, to establish if the isotope is up to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and, consequently, can be used in patients.
Kansen voor West visited FIELD-LAB in Petten last Wednesdag 9 November. Kansen voor West (Opportunities for West) is one of the larger subsidy providers of this project and every year they choose one of their projects for a workvisit.
Minister Kuipers of Health, Welfare and Sport announced today, that money has been set aside for the construction of the PALLAS-reactor in Petten, North Holland, in the coming years.
Customer satisfaction is a core value at NRG, and therefore we are very proud to be nominated for a Customer Experience Award in the category Biggest Riser by Integron, a large research company in Rotterdam.
The construction of the FIELD-LAB building on the Energy & Health Campus in Petten is ready to start. The necessary licenses, being the nuclear energy act permit by the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) and the building license by the council of Petten, have been acquired.
In the University of Warwick and King’s College London, the FIELD-LAB of NRG has found its first international partners. The universities will be involved in a project on cisplatin to improve existing treatment and to find out why it might not be as effective in all patients. By joining FIELD-LAB, the universities hope to accelerate the process. “The beauty of FIELD-LAB lies in providing a form of open European collaboration, by offering all partners valuable information and knowledge” says Dr Imberti, University of Warwick.
Medical isotope offers great perspective for the effective treatment of various cancer indications with limited side effects
Thanks to intensive collaboration between Curium and NRG, a complex project has been brought to a successful conclusion: the development and installation of a production process for the medical isotope Xenon-133.
Every day, 30.000 patients benefit from medical isotopes from Petten. The NRG reactor, where the medical isotopes are irradiated, changed its fuel to low-enriched uranium in 2006.