GE, Advanced Cyclotron Systems ink deal on high-energy cyclotrons

by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor | October 11, 2010
GE Healthcare said Sunday it inked a deal with Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. to provide high-energy cyclotrons for SPECT and PET project bids in some developing countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies lets GE's customers access ACS' TR 24MeV and 30MeV cyclotrons as radioisotope sources, the companies said in an announcement made at the European Association of Nuclear Medicine Congress in Vienna, Austria.

The deal currently applies to countries in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, as well as former Soviet republics.

Almost 90 percent of cyclotron-made SPECT radioisotopes used in North America are made with ACS cyclotrons, the 20-year-old company, headquartered in Richmond, Canada, says on its website.