Siemens launches PETNet in India

Siemens Healthcare of Erlangen, Germany, has opened its first PETNet Solutions radiopharmaceutical production facility in India.

PETNet centers produce radiopharmaceuticals such as FDG, with 49 facilities already operating in the U.S., U.K., and Korea. The new facility in India will be located in Chennai and will use a Siemens Eclipse HP cyclotron to produce FDG.

The facility will make it possible for Indian hospitals to conduct PET/CT studies in the state of Tamil Nadu, which currently does not have access to the modality due to the short 110-minute half-life of the fluorine-18 radiopharmaceutical used to tag FDG.

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