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1 The role of IRE in Nuclear Medicine The success story of a cooperation between South-Africa and Belgium Catherine Gernay Director IRE

2 Main topics What is IRE ? Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation

3 Main topics What is IRE ? Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation

4 Belgium: a global actor in nuclear medicine

5 5 Welcome to Belgium ! Strategic location for logistics  Transport Road network 4 int’l airports < 350km  Research Reactors 3 reactors < 300km 1 reactor < 1000km Other companies on our site:  Cyclotron isotope production  Gamma sterilization  Transport

6 6 Presentation of IRE A short movie introduction …

7 National Institute for Radioelements 150 employees Turnover M€ 45 Mission  Contribute to public health Production of radionuclides for nuclear medicine Minimum impact on its workers, local residents and the environment  Environmental monitoring Measurement and monitoring of radionuclides Management of radioactive waste Consultancy projects to improve nuclear safety

8 Innovation Modernization of production facilities Continuous safety improvement Construction of the new plant which will process LEU targets

9 A subsidiary of IRE and SFPI Created July 1 st employees 2 main activities  Radiopharmaceuticals production  Services related to environmental monitoring Recent developments:  Partnership in China, Clinical study initiated on pain palliation (Bone Cancer) in Shanghai IRE-ELiT Environment & Lifescience Technology

10 Main topics What is IRE ? Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation

11 Main fields of application of nuclear medicine Images courtesy Prof. R. Baum, Bad Berka (Germany) Imaging modalities – Scintigraphy Approx. 30 Million procedures/year worldwide (Bone, cardiac, lungs, liver, etc) Diagnosis Radio-therapy: treatment of Cancers and pain palliation Approx. 3 Million treatments/year worldwide (Oncology) Therapy

12 Diagnostic applications SPECT Technologies PET Technologies

13 SPECT technologies: ire_en.flv PET technologies: Main fields of application of nuclear medicine Approx. 3 Million treatments/year worldwide. => Oncology. Radiotarget V1.mp4Radiotarget V1.mp4 Images courtesy Prof. R. Baum, Bad Berka (Germany) 1. Diagnosis2. Therapy Changed layout

14 Particle treatment Oncology. An outstanding expertise in Belgium: The protontherapy by 2. Therapy

15 A Just-in-time process … Processing Generator manufacturer Reactor 235 U Targets 99 Mo Liquid Generator 99 Mo/ 99m Tc RadioPharmacy / Hospital The manufacture of Tc-m99 (SPECT) 80% of the imaging procedures worldwide 150 hours 12 hours 120 hours

16 Reactors: NRU (CAN), HFR (NL), BR2 (BE), Safari (SA), Osiris (FR), OPAL (AUS) Processors: MDS-Nordion (CAN), IRE (BE), Covidien (NL), NTP (SA), ARI (AUS) Generators: LMI (US), Mallinckrodt NL & US, GE (GB), IBA (FR), NTP (SA), ANSTO (AUS), FUJI RI & NMP (JPN), CIC (China), … Five reactors provide over 90% of the main radioisotopes worldwide HFR 1966 BR OSIRIS 1966 SAFARI 1965 NRU 1957 OPAL 2008 LVR

17 Reactors: NRU (CAN), HFR (NL), BR2 (BE), Safari (SA), Osiris (FR), OPAL (AUS) Processors: Nordion (CAN), IRE (BE), Covidien (NL), NTP (SA), Ansto (AUS) Generators: LMI (US), Covidien NL & US, GE (GB), IBA (FR), NTP (SA), Ansto (AUS), FUJI RI & NMP (JPN), CIC (China), Monrol (Tu), Ipen (BRA) BR International cooperation is crucial to ensure security of supply

18 Main topics What is IRE ? Medical Isotopes for diagnosis: a global just-in-time supply chain IRE and NTP: a long-standing and successful cooperation

19 IRE and NTP : A long-standing and successful relationship  A historical relation initiated by IRE in the 90s  Two partners of similar sizes, backing each other up on the main radio-isotopes  Similar business cultures focused on patient safety and security of supply  The IRE-NTP consortium meets ca. 50% of the world demand in medical radioisotopes  In shortage times, we ramp up to 70% of the world market >> a highly valued cooperation by the nuclear medicine community on 5 continents !!

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