Radiochemistry Platform

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Vanessa Gómez Vallejo Telephone no.: +34 943 00 53 30

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The radiochemistry platform includes a radiochemistry lab equipped with 5 hot cells which house automatic-remote controlled synthesis modules (suitable for the preparation of PET and SPECT radiotracers), a shielded laminar flow cabinet and state of the art quality control equipment, including radio-HPLC, radio-GC, radio-TLC and gamma spectrometry. The versatility of the equipments allows the synthesis of a wide range of known PET and SPECT radiotracers, as well as the design of new labelled structures to undertake pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. The platform, furthermore, includes a fully equipped lab for radioactive metabolite analysis in blood and tissue samples and a cell culture lab for in vitro studies with radiolabelled ligands.


Radiotracers Catalog:

11C Radiotracers: Acetate, PH11195, Methionine, Choline, DASB, Kendine, PE2I, Raclopride, Harmine, PIB, QNB, Sidenafil, Flumazenil, FLB-457

18F-Radiotracers: F-, FDG, FAP, FLT, FDDNP, FMISO, Altanserin

13N-Radiotrancers: NH3, 4-Pheylazo derivatives

Cyclotron IBA Cyclone 18/9 cyclotron: it has seven targets for the routine production of [18F]F , [18F]F2, [13N]NH4+, [15O]O2, [11C]CO2 and [11C]CH4. A solid target suitable for the production of other positron emitters (e.g. 124I, 89Zr, 45Ti, 64Cu) or direct activation of nanomaterials is also available.

Radiochemistry Production Laboratory:
Once the activity is generated in the cyclotron, it is transferred to the synthesis modules, where the synthesis, purification and formulation are performed; those modules are placed inside the hot cells, made of 75 mm of lead. This area includes a shielded laminar flow cabinet to prepare the doses in aseptic conditions and a hot cell dedicated to 68Ga.

The laboratory is also equipped with state-of-the-art quality control equipment, including radio-HPLCs, radio-TLC, radio-GC, GC-MS and multichannel energy analyzer.

Cell Laboratory
The cell laboratory is equipped with all the necessary equipment to work in a level 1 cell laboratory. Furthermore, a rotating radioimmunoassay equipment (LigandTracer) is available to perform real-time monitoring of protein-cell surface receptors binding studies, among others.

Metabolite Analysis Laboratory In the metabolite analysis laboratory, a radio-HPLC, a gamma counter and several centrifuges are available to be able to run metabolite analysis and dissection, cut and counting studies.


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