Addressing Supply Chain Challenges of Gallium-68

Gallium-68 (Ga-68) is a particularly challenging isotope to work with because it has a half-life of only one hour.

A small, portable radioisotope generator can be dispatched to hospitals, research centres as an alternative source of Ga-68.

BWXT and TRIUMF will collaborate to develop and commercialize multiple new production methods of Ga-68, enabling efficient production of Ga-68/Ge-68 on both low energy and high energy cyclotrons.

The technology developed through this work can readily be disseminated to any radio pharmacy or radiochemistry research laboratory in Canada.