CTI signs Japan cyclotron export deal

August 28, 1996

Cyclotron developer CTI of Knoxville, TN, has signed an agreementwith Japan Steel Works for sales of CTI cyclotrons in Japan. JapanSteel Works will import CTI's Radioisotope Delivery System (RDS)111 into Japan and will also provide service for the

Cyclotron developer CTI of Knoxville, TN, has signed an agreementwith Japan Steel Works for sales of CTI cyclotrons in Japan. JapanSteel Works will import CTI's Radioisotope Delivery System (RDS)111 into Japan and will also provide service for the devices.

RDS 111 is a self-shielding cyclotron, with relatively lowweight and compact size, compared with other cyclotrons. CTI reducedthe weight of the system by 50%, to a total weight of 42.5 tons.

Japan Steel Works will sell RDS 111 for ¥200 million to¥400 million ($1.85 million to $3.7 million) depending onoptions, and the company hopes to sell two to three a year, accordingto Nikkei English News.