Copper-67 from Iotron Medical in collaboration with CIIC
Copper-67 fromIotron Medical in collaboration with CIIC

News & Events

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on with copper-67

September 2023 Iotron Medical exhibit at European Association of Nuclear Medicine annual meeting in Vienna September 9-13.  Come to Booth 216 at the exhibition to hear about latest developments in copper-67 use in theranostics.

June 2023  Iotron Medical exhibit at SNMMI Annual Meeting in Chicago June 24-27

Come and see us at booth 1026 at the annual meeting of the Soceity of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging to discuss all your copper-67 needs.

December 2022  Iotron Medical present, exhibit and sponsor

Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals Summit Europe December 6-8 Amsterdam

Come and see us to find out more about developments in copper theranostics

October 2022  Iotron Medical exhibit at EANM in Barcelona, booth 92

For all your copper-67 needs or questions, please drop by a see us October 16-18

June 2022   First publication using Iotron/CIIC copper-67 awarded prize

The poster describing work by the University of Saskatchewan theranostics group has been awarded a prize at the SNMMI Annual Meeting - see below:

June 2022     Come visit us at our booth 451 at the SNMMI in Vancouver

Iotron Medical is open for business at the first large post-COVID Nuclear Medicine meeting at SNMMI in Vancouver June 11-14 - look forward to seeing you there!

October 2021    Iotron Medical appoint Patrick Donahue as CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of experience nuclear medicine professional Pat Donahue as CEO with immediate effect to lead our commericlization program for copper-67.  Full details in the Press Release below.

Iotron Medical CEO appointment Press Release October 27, 2021
Iotron CEO press release FINAL.pdf
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August 2021    Collaboration with Canadian Isotope Innovations announced

Together we establish the world's first private sector producer and supplier of copper-67.  High quality radioisotope now available bi-weekly in support of radiopharmaceutical development.  Press Release outlining the full details of the collaboration available below.

Iotron Medical - CIIC Press Release August 25, 2021
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August 2021   First ever Copper-67 User Group meeting hosted by NIDC

Sign up to participate in the first Copper-67 User Group meeting on August 24 - details availalbe here:

January 2021    Copper-67 radioisotope available from Iotron Medical

We have now begun routine batch production of copper-67 on a bi-weekly basis.  Batches of 2-10 GBq are now available.  Contact us at for more details.  Product specification is available below.

CIIC Cu67 specification Feb 2023.pdf
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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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