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TRIUMF to build new Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI)

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TRIUMF to build new Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau In poses with TRIUMF staff during his visit to announce news public investments into medical isotope research and innovation infrastructure. Photo credit: Adam Scotti, TRIUMF Lab

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced federal investments for TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, to create a new life sciences facility called the Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI). Situated on TRIUMF’s campus, IAMI will advance research into life-saving medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. The facility will include labs and a TR-24 medical cyclotron, one of the most technologically advanced commercial cyclotrons in the world. Among its many offerings, IAMI will provide a secure supply of important medical isotopes, contribute to next-generation cancer therapies, and accelerate global drug development by producing sought-after isotope-based radiotracers for gauging drug efficacy.

 

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