TLC scanner on show at King's College London radiopharmacy summer school

17 June 2008

Participants in the UK Radiopharmacy Group's summer school on quality control testing (King's College London, 17th - 18th July 2008) will be able to get hands-on experience of one of the tools of the trade – the LabLogic MiniScan radio-TLC scanner.

The objective of the course is to provide theory and practical experience in routine quality control techniques used in radiopharmacy, primarily radiochemical purity testing.

"MiniScan is used for QC purposes by a growing number of PET and nuclear medicine laboratories responsible for preparing radiopharmaceuticals," says Elvir Zahirovic of LabLogic Systems, who will be demonstrating the instrument during the two-day course.

"The system is simple and easy to use and is ideal for Radiochemical Purity Checks (RCP). The MiniScan accepts a range of different detectors and as such it is suitable for all of the isotopes commonly used in nuclear medicine/radiopharmacy/PET centres – 99mTc, 11In, 18F and many others."

Variable scan speeds (0.1, 0.25, 1.0, 2.0 mm/sec) allow a 5 x 20 cm plate to be analyzed in as little as 100 seconds; and interchangeable detector slits accommodate analysis of activities from 10 nCi up to 100 μCi.

The digital pulse output makes the MiniScan system easy to interface to LabLogic's Laura radio-chromatography data collection and analysis software, which complies with GxP requirements.

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