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Facilities

Research in the MICL is primarily concerned with the synthesis of radiotracers for pre-clinical imaging as well as several projects focused on the development of novel radiotracers and new radio-chemical methodology. In order to conduct this research we have a range of integrated on-site facilities based in the West Forvie building on the Addenbrooke's Hospital site.

 

Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory

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Our synthetic chemistry has eight 1.5 fumehoods, allowing every member of the MICL to have their own research space. The lab is also equipped with an API Mass Spectrometer a Gilson automated column system and a 300 MHz NMR machine fitted with a multi-nuclear probe allowing analysis of compounds by 1H, 13C and 19F NMR.

 

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Radiochemistry Laboratory


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Radiochemistry is fundamental to the MICL, our radiochemical facilities include 3 hot cells equipped with a Tracerlab FxFn, an Advion Minute Man micro fluidic system, and a GE FASTlab, we also have a fourth hot cell for manual radiochemical reactions. For reaction analysis we have 3 HPLC machines.

 

Radio Pharmacology Laboratory

Many projects in the MICL involve analysis of radiotracers in-vitro and in-vivo. The radio-pharmacology laboratory allows us to conduct simple binding assays, autoradiogrphy and metabolite analysis on-site. We also have access to the WBIC microPET which allows us to do our own pre-clinical imaging. 


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