N. Copernicus Regional Specialist Hospital in Łódź
Improved working ergonomics for the production of radioisotopes
The N. Copernicus Province Multidisciplinary Center of Oncology and Traumatology in Lodz, Poland needed a solution for the production of technetium-99 (Tc-99m) for medical diagnostic procedures. They issued a tender in which they collected all of their requirements. There was only one company that was able to offer a fitting solution: Mediso Polska. This supplier of nuclear medicine and imaging techniques in Poland is a long term partner of Von Gahlen.
Streekziekenhuis Koningin Beatrix
Recently we finished a project in our own backyard. Just a bit further east from our HQ in Zevenaar, there is a hospital called Streekziekenhuis Koningin Beatrix (SKB) in Winterswijk, close to the German border. Since the summer of 2020, the nuclear medicine department houses a PET/CT scan. This project started in 2017 and obviously includes more inventory than just the PET/CT scan. That is where Von Gahlen came in.
Northstar Medical Radioisotopes
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is a nuclear medicine technology company committed to providing the United States with reliable and environmentally friendly radioisotope supply solutions to meet the needs of patients and to advance clinical research.
Our customer Essential Isotopes is based in Columbia, Missouri. This company is located on the campus of the University of Missouri from where it provides Mid-Missouri with radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging. The main source for Essential Isotopes’ productions is a cyclotron facility equipped with Von Gahlen hot cells. For Essential Isotopes there was a need to expand the capacity of the lab. Therefore Von Gahlen built and installed a new Dual Chemical Enclosure (DCE), designed to house synthesis modules.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth
In Western Australia there is a place that accommodates two Stacked Synthesis hot cells and a Shielded Laminar Hood (SLH) made by Von Gahlen. These machines are operating in the PET laboratory of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth. This laboratory is the sole supplier of cyclotron generated PET radiopharmaceuticals to Western Australian patients. It provides in excess of 20,000 PET radiopharmaceutical doses per year for the diagnosis, staging and management in oncology, cardiology and neurology.
Amsterdam University Medical Center
At the campus of the Amsterdam University Medical Center (Amsterdam UMC), you can find the Imaging Center. A fully integrated and state-of-the-art imaging facility used to gain deeper insight into the complex structures and functions of the human body. The Imaging Center plays a crucial role in the successful and efficient development of novel diagnostic and drug therapies. This remarkable facility is definitely worth a further exploration.
Helse Bergen Haukeland University Hospital
We build long lasting, sustainable products. To back up such a claim, we thought it would be good to look back on a project that was delivered a while ago, and see how things are today. That is why we introduce Helse Bergen Haukeland University Hospital in Norway. In 2008 we delivered eight hot cells, four shielded laminar air flow hoods (LAF), a shielded fume hood and various other shielding products.
Radboudumc is a university medical center located in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. It was back in 2001 when Radboudumc started evaluating the possibilities for a cyclotron facility, as this was considered an important missing link in the translational chain. The ambitions were shelved for a while, but accelerated in 2011 when a subsidy from the European Regional Development Fund was awarded. Consequently, 2011 is also the year that marks the foundation of Radboud Translational Medicine (RTM).