Mallinckrodt Recalls Generators
- On November 18th Mallinckrodt
voluntarily recalled all technetium generators as a result of
issues identified during a routine sterility assurance process
re-validation. Resolution of the problem is expected to
take six weeks. BMS has ramped up production to supply the
For updated information from Mallinckrodt....
- APhA Awards Announced
- Congratulations to James (Jim)
Cooper for being selected to receive the William H. Briner
Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy.
Congratulations also go to Kara Duncan Weatherman and Geoffrey
Levine for being recognized as APhA Fellows for their service to
APhA and the profession. These awards will be presented at
the APhA Annual Meeting in San Francisco next March.
- Celebrations at Purdue and New Mexico
- During October Purdue University
honored Dr. Stanley Shaw's illustrious career by hosting a
continuing education program and retirement dinner. The
University of New Mexico also honored alumni and former faculty
members with induction into the Radiopharmacy Honor Society.
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- Eastern Isotopes Begins
Distribution of I-124 MIBG
- Ion Beam Applications (IBA)
subsidiary Eastern Isotopes is distributing the PET isotope
I-124 MIBG, which is currently for investigational
purposes. MIBG has been used for evaluating the cardiac
symptomatic nervous system and the diagnosis, treatment
planning, and radiotherapy of various neuroendocrine
- Swab Those Tops
- Isopropyl alcohol is a
highly efficient killer of vegetative bacteria, including
staph and strep that are present on the tops of elution and
kit vials that are exposed to ambient room air.
Contact time is essential. Make sure to thoroughly wet
the septum and allow to dry.
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Father of Gamma Camera Dies
The father of the
Anger gamma camera, Hal O. Anger, passed away on
Oct. 31 at the age of 85. Anger's family was
involved in one of the first radio stations in
Southern California which led to his interest in
electronics. He graduated from UC Berkeley in
1943 with a degree in electrical engineering. During
World War II, he worked on ways to jam enemy radar.
After the war, he worked at the Ernest O. Lawrence
Radiation Laboratory. In 1957 Anger developed the
gamma camera and demonstrated it at the 1958 Society
of Nuclear Medicine meeting and revolutionized
He also developed the well counter, which is also widely used in
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