Europe’s largest fundamental research organization acquires ACSI cyclotron solution
Vancouver, BC Canada – (September 27, 2010) – Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (ACSI) a leading provider of cyclotron solutions, today announced that it has recently sold a TR24 (a 24 MeV cyclotron) to IPHC (Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien) a research unit belonging both to the University of Strasbourg one of the major university of France and CNRS, the National Center for Scientific Research in Alsace, France, one of the largest fundamental research organizations in Europe.
“This sale reflects our continued dedication and expertise in the development of the world’s best cyclotron solutions. We are honored to have been awarded this sale to such a prestigious organization as the CNRS.” said Richard Eppich, CEO & President, ACSI. “ACSI is growing rapidly in Europe with our customers enjoying our system’s strong performance and versatility that will meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s possibilities.”
ACSI’s TR24 cyclotron, the only cyclotron of its kind in the world, is available for those in the global nuclear medicine industry interested in a cyclotron that can produce PET and SPECT isotopes including Tc-99m and I-123. With the same footprint as a PET cyclotron yet the capability of producing SPECT isotopes, the TR-24 offers unprecedented versatility. The TR-24 was commercially launched last year and has been licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
About Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc (ACSI)
Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high output cyclotrons for the international nuclear medicine community. ACSI continues to build on its industry dominant position, having supplied and installed all of the SPECT cyclotrons sold in North America in the past 15 years. It is estimated that over 90% of the cyclotron produced SPECT radioisotopes used in North America are produced using ACSI cyclotrons. ACSI customers include many of the world’s major radioisotope producers, such as MDS Nordion, Covidien, and GE Healthcare.
About The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France’s Ministry of Research. For 70 years, the French National Center for Scientific Research, has carried out research in all fields of science. www.cnrs.fr
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