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November 2019    Iotron presentation on copper-67

Iotron Medical are presenting at the UK Institute of Physics meeting 'Physics-based Contributions to new Medical Techniques' (PCMT) on November 27 2019.  For more information visit the IOP website  

June 2019        Iotron exhibit at the SNMMI Annual Meeting

Iotron Medical are exhibiting at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Anaheim Convention Centre, June 22-25 2019.  Come and meet the team and learn more about copper-67 at Stand SB4!


February 2019     Focus Group complete review of copper-67 opportunities

A review of the market opportunities for copper-67 has been completed by a 'focus group' comprising leading researchers and clinicians in the field of target radioisotope therapy.  This will be used to prioritize our commercialization efforts. 


December 2018   Copper-67 to become routinely available from NIDC

The National Isotope Development Centre announces that in 2019 the radioisotope copper-67 will be produced at Argonne in large batches of high specific activity for radiopharmaceutical develpment and testing.  Contact Iotron for further details.


November 2018   Third US Patent Granted

A third patent extending the coverage of the Argonne copper-67 produiction technology has been granted by the US Patent Office.  The patents can be downloaded from here.


October 2018      Iotron attend EANM'18

Iotron Medical are attending the European Association of Nuclear Mediciane meeting in Dusseldorf to meet with a number of researchers and clinicians in targeted radioisotope therapy to discuss opportunities for copper-67.


February 2017     Japanese Patent Granted

An equivalent patent protecting the copper-67 production technology has been granted in Japan. 


May 2016             European Patent Granted

The copper-67 production technology has been further protected by the grant of a European patent which will be validated in Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain.


April 2016            Second Patent Granted

A second patent covering the Argonne copper-67 production technology has been granted by the US Patent Office.


October 2013      First copper-67 production run at upgraded LEAF accelerator

The collabotrative project between Iotron and Argonne National Laboratory has completed the first production of copper-67 radioisotope on the newly refurbished and upgraded Argonne LEAF linac.


May 2013             License agreement signed for Argonne production technology

Iotron and the Argonne National Laboratory are pleased to announce the signing of a worldwide exclusive license agreement for Iotron to commercialize the patented Argonne copper-67 production technology.


December 2011   Cooperative Research and Development Agreement signed

Iotron and the Argonne National Laboratory have signed a formal agreement to work together on the development of technology to produce the medical radioisotope copper-67.  This technology uses a compact electron beam accelerator to make the radioisotope rather than a reactor or high energy proton machine.  It opens the possibility to make copper-67, long recognised as having ideal properties for the treatment of cancer, on a commercially sustainable basis for the very first time. 


July 2008             First prototype copper-67 target irradiated at RPI

Argonne National Laboratory have successfully made the medical radioisotope copper-67 using an electron beam from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  The irradiated target was shipped back to the Argonne Laboratory for analysis. 

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