Rosatom Increasing Russian Isotope Supplies to India
Isotope - Regional Alliance JSC (Rosatom's Healthcare division) delivered the first shipment of germanium-68/gallium-68 (Ge-68/Ga-68) generators manufactured by Cyclotron CJSC (Obninsk) under the new contract with Esente Healthcare, a local medical product distributor, to the Republic of India.
According to the contract terms, Isotope JSC will supply the Indian side with 40 units of Ge-68/Ga-68 generators within a year. Previously, with the assistance of Isotope JSC, a registration certificate was obtained from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization for the commercialization of Ge-68/Ga-68 generators from the Russian manufacturer.
Ga-68 isotope is used in nuclear medicine to diagnose a wide range of oncological diseases using PET scanners, allowing to perform more than 100,000 diagnostic procedures per year globally.
Anton Shargin, Deputy Director General for Commercial Affairs, Isotope JSC: "The supply of germanium-68/gallium-68 generators under a contract with the distributor - Esente Healthcare - opens up new opportunities for expansion of the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation presence in the Indian nuclear medicine market and will also ensure the growth of trade in isotope products between our countries."
The Regional Alliance, Isotope JSC, is the official supplier of the isotope package from Rosatom Corporation to the international market and the key supplier of these products to the domestic market. Among the partners of Isotope JSC are 170 foreign companies based in 50 countries worldwide and about 600 organizations in Russia, including medical centers, industrial enterprises, and scientific institutions. In 2023, Isotope JSC is celebrating the 65th anniversary since its foundation.
The medical radioisotope products from Rosatom Corporation are used in circa 2.5 million diagnostic and therapeutic procedures all over the world annually.
Cyclotron CJSC is the leading Russian manufacturer of radioactive cyclotron isotopes and radiation sources. The company's products are intended for use in scientific research, industrial production, and nuclear medicine; they are also in demand in high-tech space projects. Cyclotron CJSC was the first in the world to launch the commercial production of germanium-68/gallium-68 generators which opened the way for the fast development and application of radiopharmaceuticals based on gallium-68 in Russia and outside.