Installation complete on cGMP-compliant PET LIMS
Herlev University Hospital, near Copenhagen, is to benefit from LabLogic Systems new LIMS, that has been developed specifically for PET research and manufacturing.
The PETra system, which complies with the FDA cGMP regulations that will come into force on 12 December 2011, is all set to go live in the PET facility of the hospital. Herlev is one of the largest and most well-equipped medical centres in Denmark, and the national speciality cancer treatment centre, as well as serving its local population of 200,000 people.
In addition to commissioning PETra, LabLogic has provided links to all Herlev’s existing instrumentation - cyclotron, synthesis units, chromatography systems for QC and environmental monitoring.
Jacek Koziorowski, the hospital’s chief radiochemist, explained that the department carried out a thorough review of the LIMS market before making its decision. 'It was quite clear that LabLogic had a better understanding of the PET process and the regulatory requirements than any other supplier we spoke to,' he said. 'I'm confident that PETra will meet all our requirements from alpha to omega – and in a cGMP-compliant way.'
Head of production Mona Yrvehed said: 'PETra has a straightforward user interface that is easy to operate, with all the functions we need. LabLogic's experts communicate well; they know what PET is all about.'
David Drennan gave the engineer's perspective: 'PETra is an intuitive and easily understood system that connects and communicates with all our equipment. Whenever I've needed help from LabLogic, they've been very quick to respond.'