Euregional PACT II equipment and expertise

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K.U. Leuven

Partner: Laboratory of Radiopharmacy, K.U.Leuven and Department of Nuclear Medicine, K.U.Leuven

Equipment Application
Organic synthesis lab Synthesis and purification of organic compounds
Radiochemistry lab Labelling, purification and analysis of tracer agents radiolabelled with different radionuclides such as technetium-99m, radioiodine, gallium-67/68, indium-111, fluorine-18, carbon-11, …
(Radio)-HPLC equipment Purification and analysis of identity and purity of radiolabelled compounds
Mass spectrometer coupled to liquid chromatograph Idezntification of organic and radiolabelled compounds
Lab for ex vivo small animal biodistribution tests Ex vivo biodistribution studies of radiolabelled compounds
Phosphor storage imager Autoradiography of tissue slices
Cryotome Preparation of tissue slices
Micro-PET camera In vivo imaging in small animals after administration of radiotracers labelled with a positron emitter
Micro-SPECT camera In vivo imaging in small animals after administration of radiotracers labelled with a gamma emitter
Small animal imaging facility Lab with equipment for different imaging techniques in small animals (µPET, µSPECT, µ-CT, µ-MRI, ultrasound, bioluminescence imaging)

Expertises

The lab of Radiopharmacy is equipped and has expertises to synthesise, purify and analyse organic compounds and radioactive compounds labelled with different radioisotopes (technetium-99m, radioiodine, gallium-68, indium-111, fluorine-18, carbon-11, …).

The lab of Radiopharmacy has also expertise in studying biodistribution of radiolabelled compounds in small animals (mice and rats).

In cooperation with the Nuclear Medicine department and the small animal imaging centre (Mosaic) the lab has expertise in performing microSPECT and microPET in vivo imaging of biodistribution and uptake studies of tracer agents in small animals

Contact


Prof. Dr. Luc Mortelmans Partner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Prof. Dr. Alfons Verbruggen Partner This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it