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World’s First Hybrid PET/SPECT Cyclotron Successfully Commissioned at 500µA


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.

ACSI awarded $11 Million from National Resources Canada to commercialize production of 99mTc

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.

GE Healthcare and Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (ACSI) Announce Memorandum of Understanding for High Energy Cyclotrons

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.