SHINE Medical Technologies LLC, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB Prague) and GE Healthcare today announced the production of patient dose quantities of the therapeutic isotope lutetium-177 (Lu-177). The lot passed GE Healthcare’s quality control testing, including internationally recognized radionuclide purity (RNP) standards. The delivery of Lu-177 in this quantity and purity demonstrates the suitability of the IOCB technology for Lu-177 production. It is a major step toward commercial production of the therapeutic isotope by SHINE.

“Lu-177 is one of the key drivers of growth in the medical isotope market. It represents a major opportunity to better serve the market,” said Charles Shanks, GE Healthcare’s principal engineer, Life Sciences.