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

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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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