Advanced Cyclotron Systems
|Headquarters||Richmond, British Columbia, Canada|
|Richard Eppich (CEO)|
Advanced Cyclotron Systems, Inc. (ACSI) is a company based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada that supplies and services cyclotrons predominately used for the production of medical isotopes by hospitals for nuclear medicine. The company was a spin-off of the research program at TRIUMF. The machines are used for the production of isotopes used in Positron emission tomography (PET), Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) or production of technetium-99 for molecular imaging. ACSI controls approximately half the world market for such machines,
Four models of cyclotrons are offered:
- TR-19 (14 MeV to 19 MeV) variable energy negative ion cyclotrons
- TR-24 (15 to 24 MeV) high current cyclotron used for the production of PET and SPECT isotopes; including one machine installed at the Université de Sherbrooke,
- TR-FLEX (18 MeV up to 30 MeV) high current cyclotron used for PET and SPECT isotopes.
- TR-30 (15 MeV to 30 MeV) high current cyclotron used for SPECT isotopes.
References and footnotes
- "Vancouver could become the Silicon Valley of medical isotopes". Vancouver Sun. postmedia. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "Rise of the Cyclotron". BC Business. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "Scientists meet in Sherbrooke to start new Medical Isotope Production Facility: Cyclotron production of Tc-99m on Track!". www.digitaljournal.com. Digital journal. Retrieved 2012-08-13.