Building on TRIUMF’s 30-years of experience in nuclear medicine and life sciences, the Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI) will be a major new part of TRIUMF life sciences program for research into next-generation, life-saving medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. The 2500 m2 IAMI facility, to be constructed on the TRIUMF campus, will bring together interdisciplinary TRIUMF … Continued

520 MeV Cyclotron

TRIUMF’s 520 MeV cyclotron, one of the world’s largest cyclotrons, accelerates negative hydrogen ions to 75% the speed of light to produce intense proton beams for rare isotope production and a variety of other particle physics applications. The 18-meter diameter, clamshell-shaped 520 MeV cyclotron structure is iconic in design, construction, operation and scientific output. The … Continued

BWXT Cyclotrons

TRIUMF’s Radiochemistry Annex (RCA) facility, and its 30-person Applied Technology Group (ATG), support the cyclotron-based production of lifesaving diagnostic and treatment medical isotopes for the treatment of about 35,000 people worldwide every week. The facility is the core of TRIUMF’s industrial partnership with BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) which owns three on-site cyclotrons operated and maintained by … Continued

TR-13 Cyclotron

Housed at the opposite end of the Meson Hall from the 520 MeV cyclotron, the TR-13 is TRIUMF’s cyclotron specialized for the production of medical isotopes for both clinical use and research.  During the past twenty years, the TR-13, TRIUMF’s smallest cyclotron, has played a central role in the development of the University of British Columbia‘s world-class positron emission tomography (PET) clinical research program, … Continued

TR-24 Cyclotron

TR-24 cyclotron: TRIUMF technology comes full circle The cornerstone of TRIUMF’s Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI) will be a 500 microamp, TR-24 cyclotron designed for the rapid, reliable and high yielding production of medical isotopes. Manufactured by Richmond B.C.-based Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc. (ACSI), IAMI’s TR-24 cyclotron is an example of TRIUMF’s technology transfer bearing long-term fruit.    In the early 1970s, Richmond, B.C.-based heavy industry leader EBCO was … Continued

Radiochemistry Laboratories

TRIUMF’s radiochemistry laboratories combine cutting-edge expertise in the research and production of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for use in nuclear medicine and the broader life sciences. Radioisotopes are imaging molecules and therapeutic drugs whose active component is a short-lived radioactive isotope, also called a medical isotope or radiopharmaceutical. These are the core of nuclear medicine, the … Continued