The first experimental batch of lutetium-177 trichloride has been obtained at Tomsk Polytechnic University research reactor. This is an extremely effective basis for therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. All lutetium-177 isotopes produced in the world are obtained with the impurity of lutetium-176m which emits hard gamma radiation and affects healthy tissues in the patient’s body. Tomsk scientists succeeded to solve the most difficult problem and obtain ‘pure’ lutetium-177 without harmful impurities out of other source material. The experimental batch has been already sent for the external examination and certification at the Center for Molecular Research (Moscow). Lutetium-177 trichloride samples were presented to Tomsk Oblast Governor Sergey Zhvachkin who is also the chairperson of TPU Supervisory Board.
22 авг 2019
Russia’s first batch of 'pure' lutetium isotopes for anti-cancer therapy obtained in TPU