ADAC, Eastern Isotopes form alliance

November 10, 1999

ADAC Laboratories has forged an exclusive vendor agreement with PET radiopharmaceutical manufacturer Eastern Isotopes. The partnership gives ADAC access to 5.5 millicurie doses of FDG, which it will buy at a discount from Eastern Isotopes, and allows it

ADAC Laboratories has forged an exclusive vendor agreement with PET radiopharmaceutical manufacturer Eastern Isotopes. The partnership gives ADAC access to 5.5 millicurie doses of FDG, which it will buy at a discount from Eastern Isotopes, and allows it to supply its molecular coincidence detection/attenuation correction (MCD/AC) and CPET customers. ADAC’s FDG imaging products do not require 10 millicurie doses of the radioisotope, as competitive products do, according to the Milpitas, CA, company.

Based in Sterling, VA, Eastern Isotopes was established in 1995 as a distributor of SPECT pharmaceuticals. Last year, the firm began to produce high-energy tracers, particularly FDG, for therapy, oncology, cardiology, and neurology.

With the deal, ADAC continues its push into the PET market, capitalizing on the momentum created by its September purchase of partner UGM Medical, a developer and manufacturer of PET devices (SCAN 9/29/99). The two firms codeveloped ADAC’s MCD high-energy imaging option for gamma cameras (SCAN 12/14/94).