ACSI TR19 cyclotron to further Europe’s research in nuclear medical radioisotopes
Vancouver, BC Canada – (October 4, 2010) – Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (ACSI) a leading provider of cyclotron solutions, announced that it has sold a TR19 variable energy (14 – 19 MeV) cyclotron to Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Magurele-Ilfov, Romania.
“This purchase reinforces our position as the leader in cyclotron technology.” said Richard Eppich, CEO & President, ACSI. “The TR19 is a very flexible cyclotron because of the variable energy beam extraction. We are very excited to partner with the IFIN-HH and their nuclear research program.”
ACSI’s TR19 cyclotrons are the highest performing radioisotope production cyclotrons in the field boasting >300 microamps of extracted beam current. The 14 to 19 MeV variable energy cyclotrons are used for the production of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) radioisotopes including F-18, N-13, O-15, and C-11 as well as research isotopes.
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 Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
The largest R&D institute in Romania – in terms of assets and personnel, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) covers almost 10% of the national scientific output. Based in Magurele-Ilfov, on the outskirts of the capital city of Bucharest, the institute addresses a comprehensive spectrum of research and development activities in fundamental and applied Nuclear Physics and in related areas including Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Atomic Physics, Life and Environmental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Techniques, and Advanced Communication Systems.
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