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Low Cost 62ZN/62CU Generator for Multi Organ PET Imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
25277
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25277
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Proportional Technologies, Inc
8022 El Rio Houston, TX 77054-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Low Cost 62ZN/62CU Generator for Multi Organ PET Imaging
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 RR09880-1,
Award Amount: $739,072.00
 

Abstract:

Positron emission tomography (PET) is recognized as a superior diagnostic imaging techniquein a number of important clinical areas. However, it is currently relegated to a research role due to itsdependence upon in-hospital cyclotrons for radioisotope production with resultant high cost andpotentially unresolvable regulatory issues. We will develop a commercially practical and economical62Zn/62Cu generator for PET radiopharmaceutical production. The versatile chemistry and short 9.7minute half-life of 62Cu make it a very promising agent for a wide variety of PET procedures. However,the 9.3 hour half-life of the 62Zn parent isotope poses substantial commercial challenges since itrequires daily preparation and delivery of the generator. Because PTI has developed and is routinelyproducing the 178W/178Ta generator system with similar technical issues, it is uniquely equipped toundertake this development. The availability of a 62Zn/62Cu generator compatible with straightforwardFDA approval and low cost commercial distribution could elevate the PET technique to the importantclinical role it deserves.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Lacy
7137477324

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Proportional Technologies,
8018 El Rio Houston, TX 77054

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No