Radiotracer Supply

The following table includes generic and proprietary radiotracers that commercial companies are either currently supplying or developing for the UK market to give an idea of the radiotracer supply in the UK.

Erigal Limited, GE Healthcare, IBA Molecular and PETNET Solutions have radiotracer production sites at various UK locations. Erigal has sites at Keele, Preston & Sutton. IBA has sites at Dinnington and Guildford. PETNET has sites at Mount Vernon and Nottingham. Sites that manufacture particular tracers are indicated.

GE is developing the FASTlab system and no longer manufactures and delivers radiotracers around the country but provides cassettes to PET centres.


Radiotracer Erigal GE Healthcare IBA PETNET
[18F]-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) All sites Fastlab cassette available All sites All sites
[18F]-Sodium Fluoride (NaF) Keele (non-GMP 18F for radiosynthesis - all sites) Fastlab cassette available - All sites
[18F]-Fluorothymidine (FLT) - Fastlab cassette available In development Nottingham
[18F]-Fluoroethylcholine Sutton - In development Mount Vernon
[18F]-Fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) - Fastlab cassette available - -
[15O]-Water Sutton - - -
Hypoxia In development - - [18F]-HX4 [flortanidazole (18F)]
Angiogenesis - In development (GE135) - -
Apoptosis In development - Aposense® [18F]-ML-10 -
Amino-acid metabolism - In development (GE 148) - -
Renal Cancer - - Redectane® -