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TLC/HPLC system assists imaging chemistry research group

A compact and versatile system from LabLogic is meeting the radiochromatography detection needs of the Imaging Chemistry research group at King's College London.

The group's laboratory at St Thomas' Hospital has a MiniScan radioTLC scanner and Flowcount radioHPLC flow-through monitor.

'We explore new biological targets for molecular imaging and develop a wide variety of new radiopharmaceutical chemistry for PET and gamma imaging in cancer, heart disease and radionuclide therapy of cancer, so radiochromatography is central to most of our activities,' said professor of Imaging Chemistry Phil Blower.

He added: 'The research laboratory has two LabLogic systems combining radioTLC scanning and radioHPLC. We chose them because they share can the same detector and data analysis platform, saving space and reducing cost, and because of the joint support and compatibility of HPLC and radiation measurement by Agilent and LabLogic.'

The Mini-Scan can detect on narrow strips and plates all of the commonly used isotopes in nuclear medicine, radiopharmacy and PET. It can accept up to six different detectors for a wide range of radionuclides from 32P up to 99mTc, 18F and others.

Flow-Count eliminates the need for fraction collecting and scintillation counting, offering a wide range of count rate, shielding and detection configurations in a single system. It can operate remotely up to 12 feet away from the base unit.

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