PET-Technology to build PET center in Tomsk to diagnose early-stage cancer

PET-Technology to build PET center in Tomsk to diagnose early-stage cancerPET-Technology, a Rusnano project company, has unveiled plans to build in Siberia?s Tomsk a positron-emission tomography (PET) center for early cancer diagnostics.

PET-Technology, a Rusnano project company, has unveiled plans to build in Siberia?s Tomsk a positron-emission tomography (PET) center for early cancer diagnostics, the Tomsk regional administration announced last week. The company wants to invest between $30m and $36m in the construction of the facility and the manufacture of y-tracers for the center, the region says. The Tomsk universities are expected to provide a scientific base and a supplier of skilled staff for the future center. According to the source, scientists of Tomsk-based Siberian State Medical University developed in 2011 their own technology for production of PET-compatible y-tracers which could fully substitute for imports. In addition to the Tomsk site, PET-Technology is pushing similar projects in Central Russia and in the Republic of Bashkortostan (the mid-Volga area)...