Williston Elin and Chemetrix Synchrom R&D Remote Synthesizer Synchrom R&D Remote Synthesizer

Model: 
Synchrom R&D Remote Synthesizer

The R&D remote synthesiser, also known as an automatic synthesis unit, which includes a multi-purpose HPLC is used for the development of new radio-labelled compounds (containing a radioactive tags) for PET (Positron Emission Tomography) imaging. This combination will make it possible to synthesise compounds (with high levels of radiation doses) behind lead shielding. These compounds are used for PET studies in animals and humans. PET studies are carried out to accurately follow the bio-distribution of compounds in real time using state of the art PET scanners. Because of the sensitivity of these instruments and the high signal to mass ratio of the radio-nuclides, only small amounts of these compounds are needed for pre-clinical and clinical evaluation.  

Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other - Synchrom R&D Remote Synthesizer
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Faculty: 
R&D
Department: 
Applied Chemistry
Building: 
NECSA
Elias Motsoaledi Street Extension (Church Street West)
R104 Pelindaba
Brits Magisterial District
0240

Contact Person/s

Name: The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Limited (Necsa)
Phone: +27 12-305-4911
Email: webmaster@necsa.co.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R100
Per Hour

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: JR
Last Name: Zeevart
Phone: +27 12-305-5786
Email: zeevaart@necsa.co.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R2,452,932
Year of Acquisition: 
2008