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The role of IRE in Nuclear Medicine The success story of a cooperation between South- Africa and Belgium. Catherine Gernay Director IRE . Main topics. What is IRE ? Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain

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The role of IRE in NuclearMedicine

The success story of a cooperationbetween South-Africa and Belgium

Catherine Gernay

Director IRE


Main topics

  • What is IRE ?

  • Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain

  • IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation


Main topics

  • What is IRE ?

  • Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain

  • IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation


Belgium: a global actor in nuclear medicine


Welcome to Belgium !

  • Strategic location for logistics

    • Transport

      • Road network

      • 4 int’l airports < 350km

    • Research Reactors

      • 3 reactors < 300km

      • 1 reactor < 1000km

  • Other companies on our site:

    • Cyclotron isotope production

    • Gamma sterilization

    • Transport


Presentation of IRE

A short movie introduction …


National Institute for Radioelements

  • 150 employees

  • Turnover M€ 45

  • Mission

    • Contribute to public health

      • Production of radionuclides for nuclear medicine

      • Minimum impact on its workers, local residents and the environment

    • Environmental monitoring

      • Measurement and monitoring of radionuclides

      • Management of radioactive waste

      • Consultancy projects to improve nuclear safety


Innovation

  • Modernization of production facilities

  • Continuous safety improvement

  • Construction of the new plant which will process LEU targets


A subsidiary of IRE and SFPI

Created July 1st 2010

25 employees

2 main activities

Radiopharmaceuticals production

Services related to environmental monitoring

Recent developments:

Partnership in China,

Clinical study initiated on pain

palliation (Bone Cancer) in

Shanghai

IRE-ELiT Environment & Lifescience Technology


Main topics

  • What is IRE ?

  • Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain

  • IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation


Main fields of application of nuclear medicine

Images courtesy Prof. R. Baum, Bad Berka (Germany)


Diagnostic applications


The manufacture of Tc-m99 (SPECT)80% of the imaging procedures worldwide

A Just-in-time process …

Generator99Mo/99mTc

99MoLiquid

235UTargets

Generator manufacturer

RadioPharmacy / Hospital

Reactor

Processing


Five reactors provide over 90% of the main radioisotopes worldwide

HFR 1966

NRU 1957

BR2 1961

LVR-15 1957

OSIRIS 1966

OPAL 2008

SAFARI 1965

Reactors: NRU (CAN), HFR (NL), BR2 (BE), Safari (SA), Osiris (FR), OPAL (AUS)

Processors: MDS-Nordion (CAN), IRE (BE), Covidien (NL), NTP (SA), ARI (AUS)

Generators: LMI (US), MallinckrodtNL & US, GE (GB), IBA (FR), NTP (SA), ANSTO (AUS), FUJI RI & NMP (JPN), CIC (China), …


International cooperation is crucial to ensure security of supply

BR2 1961

Reactors: NRU (CAN), HFR (NL), BR2 (BE), Safari (SA), Osiris (FR), OPAL (AUS)

Processors: Nordion(CAN), IRE (BE), Covidien (NL), NTP (SA), Ansto(AUS)

Generators: LMI (US), Covidien NL & US, GE (GB), IBA (FR), NTP (SA), Ansto(AUS), FUJI RI & NMP (JPN), CIC (China), Monrol (Tu), Ipen (BRA)


Main topics

  • What is IRE ?

  • Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain

  • IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation


IRE and NTP :A long-standing and successful relationship

  • A historical relation initiated by IRE in the 90s

  • Two partners of similar sizes, backing each other up on the main radio-isotopes

  • Similar business cultures focused on patient safety and security of supply

  • The IRE-NTP consortium meets ca. 50% of the world demand in medical radioisotopes

  • In shortage times, we ramp up to 70% of the world market

  • >> a highly valued cooperation by the nuclear medicine community on 5 continents !!


Thank you for your attention


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