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CycloTec™

CycloTec™ is Technetium-99m made on an ACSI cyclotron.

Rising numbers of diagnosed cancer cases has created an even higher demand for new discoveries in nuclear medicine. This will increase the demand for isotopes used in both PET and SPECT imaging procedures.

According to the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, demand for medical isotopes will continue to grow, increasing the global market from $3.2 to $4.1 billion over the next 4 years alone.

Technetium-99m is the most commonly used medical isotope in the world, and the expected shutdown of the Chalk River Reactor in 2016 will further contribute to the global shortage of this key isotope.

At the forefront of Canada's solution to this foreseen shortage is the use of commercially available cyclotrons like our TR-30TR-24TR-19 to produce this important isotope.

Along with our academic partners, we have developed a series of techniques that can produce enough technetium to satisfy Canada's long-term requirement. We call cyclotron-produced technetium: CycloTec™, and along with our Canadian partners, have established a national network of technetium-producing cyclotrons that will ensure the self-supply of CycloTec™ and other medical isotopes across Canada.

Interested in learning more about CycloTec™? Click on our brochure, or contact us directly at info@advancedcyclotron.com. We'll be happy to answer your questions!

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