Richmond, BC, October 25, 2012 – Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (“ACSI”) of Richmond, British Columbia, announces a new product for the medical imaging sector. This new product, called CYCLOTEC™, is the medical isotope technetium-99m (“Tc-99m”) that is produced in cyclotrons using ACSI’s exclusive target irradiation hardware system.
Richmond, BC, October 25, 2012 – Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (“ACSI”) announces that the first TR-24 cyclotron has been installed and successfully commissioned at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (“CHUS”) in Quebec, Canada. This cyclotron has been successfully commissioned to achieve 500µA at 24 MeV energy. The TR-24 is also the first cyclotron in the world designed to produce commercial quantities of CycloTec™. CycloTec™ is Technetium 99 (“Tc-99m”) produced on ACSI’s cyclotrons.
Richmond, BC, September 26, 2012 – Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (“ACSI”) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Frankfurt, Germany. The new office, Advanced Cyclotron Systems GmbH (“ACSI GmbH”), is the Company’s first office expansion into Europe and currently serves Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.
The most commonly-used medical isotope, technetium-99m (99mTc) (half-life 6 hours), is derived from its parent, molybdenum-99 (99Mo) (half-life 2.7 days), which is currently produced in a few aging nuclear reactors. This supply chain is becoming increasingly fragile and when a major reactor is removed from service unexpectedly or for planned maintenance, a world-wide medical isotope shortage may result.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA, OCTOBER 10, 2010 – GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (ACSI), a world leader in the design and manufacturing of cyclotron equipment, announced today their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities for collaboration on High Energy (24 and 30 MeV) cyclotrons and related equipment, during this year’s European Association of Nuclear Medicine Congress (EANM) being held in Vienna, Austria.
Vancouver, BC Canada – (October 4, 2010) – Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (ACSI) a leading provider of cyclotron solutions, announced that it has sold a TR24 high current, state-of-the art cyclotron and related equipment to be installed and commissioned at Burnzyan Federal Medical and Biophysical Center (FMBC), in Moscow, Russia.