SOLID TARGET TECHNOLOGY FOR MEDICAL CYCLOTRONS
Solid Target Manufacturing
Solid targetry for Tc-99m, Ga-68, Zr-89 and Cu-64 isotope production
Solid Target Transportation
Reliable and compact pneumatic transfer system for solid targets
ARTMS™ Products is a leader in the development of novel technologies which enable the production of the world’s most-used diagnostic imaging isotopes. Our flagship product is the QUANTM99, a hardware and consumable system for producing Tc-99m on medical cyclotrons to enable cost-effective, decentralized, and local production of medical isotopes.
In 2007 & 2009 the world experienced shortages due to reactor outages, highlighting the vulnerability of the current supply chain. The shortages caused in significant price increases, delayed and canceled medical procedures and resulted in a decrease in patient care. In response, ARTMS Products Inc. developed an award-winning, first-to-market, locally deployable method for producing Tc-99m using existing, hospital-based medical cyclotrons. ARTMS holds the exclusive global commercialization rights to the award-winning and proprietary Canadian technology that addresses these challenges and offers the prospect of revolutionizing the nuclear medicine industry.
IN THE NEWS
A Vancouver-area company has developed new technology to make it possible for hospital-based and other medical cyclotrons to produce Technetium-99, a key isotope for health care.
26 Nov 2019 Tami Freeman Gallium-68 (68Ga) is a positron emitter that’s becoming established as a valuable diagnostic isotope, primarily for detection of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Such tumours do not metabolize glucose well – precluding their visualization via standard FDG-PET […]
15 Nov 2019 David Kramer Two North American companies hope their novel production processes for technetium-99m give them a leg up in an increasingly crowded market. The global supply chain for the world’s most-used radioisotope, the medical imaging tracer technetium-99m, […]
The prestigious NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize was awarded in recognition of the outstanding interdisciplinary research involved in developing ARTMS medical isotope imaging technologies. The annual Prize was presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada.
Cyclotron-based gallium-68 generator breaks production records November 29, 2019
Competition heats up to produce medical radioisotope November 29, 2019
Chuck Conroy Appointed CEO of ARTMS September 10, 2019