Department Seminar: Dr. Artem Lebedev, Research Scientist, IndieChemistry
Apr 7, 2022
1:30PM to 2:30PM
Date(s) - 07/04/2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Title: Automated analysis of radioactive drugs
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
We are offering this seminar in hybrid format.
Room: ABB 162
Zoom: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom details.
Abstract: Adventures in startup science
This presentation will give a new perspective on the analysis of radioactive pharmaceutical products. Positron Emission Tomography(PET) is a clinical imaging method that relies on short-lived radioactive tracers. 10-hour expiry time of PET tracers created a unique set of challenges in the routine production of these products. The final analysis of the product is particularly frustrating because it involves manual handling of highly radioactive material.
A small start-up turned this problem into an opportunity to improve the manufacturing process. Along the way, the company developed some counterintuitive analytical techniques: radioactivity was measured without a radiation detector and a colorless compound was quantified with colorimetric analysis .
Join us for the talk about positrons, statistics, and coordination chemistry.