Methods of producing high specific activity Sn-117m with commercial cyclotrons

  • Nigel R. Stevenson
  • George St. George
  • Jaime Simón
  • Suresh C. Srivastava
  • David W. Mueller
  • Gilbert R. Gonzales
  • Jason A. Rogers
  • R. Keith Frank
  • Ian M. Horn
Article

Abstract

Sn-117m is a theragnostic isotope of increasing interest. It has ideal imaging and therapeutic properties for many applications. Production of high specific activity Sn-117m can only be achieved with accelerators and the Sb(p,x) and Cd-116(α,3n) reactions provide the highest yields for this isotope. This paper describes the production and a new purification method for obtaining commercial quantities of Sn-117m via the Cd-116(α,3n) reaction. The purified Sn-117m has subsequently been chelated with an aminobenzyl derivative of 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) and then conjugated with annexin V-128 to produce an agent for the diagnosis and treatment of vulnerable plaque.

Keywords

Sn-117m Theragnostic Accelerator produced isotope High specific activity 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge the pioneering work of Dr. Claude Meares and his group at the University of California, Davis in forming [Sn-117m]-DOTA linked molecules. The authors would also like to thank the staff at the University of Washington MC50 Cyclotron for providing irradiation services in the production of Sn-117m. This work was supported in part by the US Department of Energy (Office of Science/NP Office of Nuclear Physics, Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications) SBIR Program and the NNSA NA-24 GIPP Program, under Contract # DE-AC02-98CH10886 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The work described here is the subject of US Patents 8,257,681, 8,283,167, 8,632,748, 8,097,064, 8,449,816, 8,705,681, 8,290,110, including continuations and international counterparts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel R. Stevenson
    • 1
  • George St. George
    • 2
  • Jaime Simón
    • 2
  • Suresh C. Srivastava
    • 3
  • David W. Mueller
    • 1
  • Gilbert R. Gonzales
    • 1
  • Jason A. Rogers
    • 2
  • R. Keith Frank
    • 2
  • Ian M. Horn
    • 4
  1. 1.Clear Vascular, Inc.The WoodlandsUSA
  2. 2.IsoTherapeutics Group LLCAngletonUSA
  3. 3.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  4. 4.US RadiopharmaceuticalsDentonUSA

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