therapeutic radiopharmaceutical

therapeutic radiopharmaceutical

a radioactive drug administered to a patient to deliver radiation to body tissues internally. Examples are iodine-131, which is used to ablate thyroid tissue in hyperthyroid patients; cesium-137; iridium-192; radium-226; and strontium-90, which is implanted in a sealed source for the treatment of malignancies.
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Cytogen has also developed Quadramet, a skeletal targeting therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for the relief of bone pain in prostate and other types of cancer, for which the company receives royalties on product sales through Berlex Laboratories, the United States affiliate of Schering AG Germany, which markets the product in the United States.
Currently marketed products include ProstaScint (a monoclonal antibody- based imaging agent used to image the extent and spread of prostate cancer); BrachySeed I-125 and Pd-103 (two uniquely designed, next- generation radioactive seed implants for the treatment of localized prostate cancer); and Quadramet (a skeletal targeting therapeutic radiopharmaceutical marketed for the relief of bone pain in prostate and other types of cancer).
Contract notice:Supply of therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for one year
The reactor is used to also provide a supply of the most commonly used nuclear medicine technetium-99m and other diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for other industry partners.
The therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals market is further segmented into beta emitters, alpha emitters, and brachytherapy.
DRAXIMAGE develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for the global marketplace.
Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, such as iodine, used in treating thyroid disorders, can be detected in the body and therefore have the potential to trigger radiation detectors up to 3 months after the procedure.
Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, such as iodine, used in the treatment of thyroid disorders, can be detected in the body and therefore have the potential to trigger radiation detectors up to 3 months after the procedure.

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