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Title: Methods for producing Cu-67 radioisotope with use of a ceramic capsule for medical applications

The present invention provides a method for producing Cu67 radioisotope suitable for use in medical applications. The method comprises irradiating a metallic zinc-68 (Zn68) target within a sealed ceramic capsule with a high energy gamma ray beam. After irradiation, the Cu67 is isolated from the Zn68 by any suitable method (e.g. chemical and or physical separation). In a preferred embodiment, the Cu67 is isolated by sublimation of the zinc in a ceramic sublimation tube to afford a copper residue containing Cu67. The Cu67 can be further purified by chemical means.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1248479
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,312,037
Application Number:
13/399,082
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Feb 17
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Other works cited in this record:

Production of no-carrier added 67Cu
journal, January 1986
  • Mirzadeh, S.; Mausner, L. F.; Srivastava, S. C.
  • International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part A. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 37, Issue 1, p. 29-36
  • DOI: 10.1016/0883-2889(86)90192-9

The production of copper 67 from natural zinc using a linear accelerator
journal, November 1970
  • Marceau, N.; Kruck, T. P. A.; McConnell, D. B.
  • The International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 21, Issue 11, p. 667-669
  • DOI: 10.1016/0020-708X(70)90121-3

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