More radionuclide therapy needed for bone mets
November 2, 2011 -- Prostate cancer patients with bone metastases benefit from repeated administration of radionuclide therapy, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
MRI, PET show cancer drug's effectiveness
October 31, 2011 -- MRI and PET scans indicate the effectiveness of a cancer drug developed by biopharmaceutical firm Halozyme Therapeutics, according to results presented at the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, National Cancer Institute, and American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Brussels last week.
AMIC seeks to buy Russian isotope firm
October 28, 2011 -- Medical isotope producer Advanced Medical Isotope (AMIC) has hired Global TechInnovations to help in the acquisition of a Russian company that specializes in producing and selling radioactive isotopes for medical diagnostic and therapeutic uses.
Budapest meeting gets revamped
October 24, 2011 -- The European Association of Echocardiography has changed the name of its annual meeting, being held in Budapest, Hungary, from 7 to 10 December, to EuroEcho and Other Imaging Modalities.
GE promotes EANM abstracts
October 24, 2011 -- GE Healthcare announced that its FASTlab synthesizer combined with solid-phase extraction and the application of chemometric tools can increase the reliability of the manufacturing and synthesis of F-18 flutemetamol, according to data presented in scientific abstracts.
Siemens nets its first U.K. PET/MRI sale
October 19, 2011 -- Siemens Healthcare has delivered the first Biograph mMR PET/MRI scanner sold in the U.K. to the new University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre under construction in London.
GE inks PET deal with AAA
October 19, 2011 -- GE Healthcare has signed a manufacturing agreement with Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), based in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, to establish a European PET tracer distribution network over the next few years.
Philips opens research unit in Eindhoven
October 18, 2011 -- Philips Healthcare has opened a dedicated facility to conduct research on healing environments to accelerate and improve treatment outcomes at its Eindhoven-based research laboratories in the Netherlands.
GE enhances PET tracer production
October 18, 2011 -- GE Healthcare announced that it has signed a manufacturing agreement with Advanced Accelerator Applications to establish a pan-European PET tracer production facility.
OctreoPharm gets orphan drug approval
October 13, 2011 -- German nuclear medicine contrast company OctreoPharm Sciences has obtained orphan drug status for its SOMscan contrast agent for diagnosis of gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from the European Medicines Agency.