AN AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS MODULE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF F-18 FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE IS PROPOSED.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3034
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
Computer Technology & Imaging
950 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MARIA STRAATMANN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(415) 524-8844
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
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Abstract
AN AUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS MODULE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF F-18 FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE IS PROPOSED. THIS METABOLIC ANALOG HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY USED IN THE POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATIONS OF CEREBRAL AND MYOCARDIAL METABOLIC RATES, AND IS A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AGENT TO BE READILY AVAILABLE IN A PET CENTER SETTING. MUCH WORK HAS BEEN EXPENDED ON FDG SYNTHESIS, BUT AN AUTOMATED, RELIABLE SYSTEM BEGINNING WITH THE HIGH YIELD OXYGEN-18 PROTON REACTION IS NOT AVAILABLE. THE INVESTIGATION WILL PROCEED ON 2 LEVELS: 1.FOCUS ON TARGET CHAMBER APPROACHES TO PRODUCE SYNTHETICALLY USEFUL (METAL ION-FREE) F18 AND 2.REFINEMENT OF AN EXISTING MANUAL SYNTHESIS APPARATUS INTO A SEMIAUTOMATIC SYNTHESIS MODULE. THE OXYGEN-18 ROUTE HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT FOR HANDLING TOXIC, HIGHLY REACTIVE FLUORINE GAS AND WILL PRODUCE A HIGHER YIELD OF FLUORINE-18. THE SYNTHETIC REQUIREMENT FOR AQUEOUS F18-FLUORIDE, FREE FROM INTERFERING CATIONS, DICTATES THE NEED TO EXAMINE 2 TARGET CHAMBER CONFIGURATIONS: AN OXYGEN GAS TARGET WHICH CAN BE RECYCLED AND AN OXYGEN-18 WATER TARGET WHICH IS EASILY TRANSPORTED FROM CYCLOTRON TO SYNTHESIS SITE. CONCURRENTLY, THE FDG SYNTHESIS ROUTE UNDER USE AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN WILL BE REFINED FROM A REMOTE BUT MANUAL SYNTHESIS INTO A SEMIAUTOMATIC PROCESS.

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