AIPES ANALYSIS SHOWS CONTINUOUS AND SUFFICIENT CAPACITY
FROM LATE 2016 AND THROUGH 2017 FOR A RELIABLE SUPPLY OF
MEDICAL RADIOISOTOPES (MO-99)
Brussels, October 10, 2016
The Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers (AIPES) members consist of many of the major pharmaceutical and imaging equipment companies in the field of nuclear medicine in Europe. The AIPES Reactor and Isotope Working Group (RIWG) also includes the major Mo-99 industrial processors and the international research reactors involved in the irradiation of enriched uranium targets for the production of the critical medical radioisotope Mo-99.
The RIWG reports to the AIPES Executive Committee and communicates regularly on the status of international production of Mo-99 and other medical radioisotopes to major international stakeholders such as the European Observatory for Medical Radioisotopes and the OECD/NEA High Level Group on Medical Radioisotopes.
AIPES (Association of Imaging Producers & Equipment Suppliers) represents many of the major pharmaceutical & Imaging equipment companies in the field of Nuclear Medicine in Europe. The combination of radiopharmaceuticals & state-of the art imaging permits non invasive visualisation of organs ,function & structure within the body. Nuclear medicine is used in the diagnosis, management, treatment & prognosis of diseases across a broad range of medical specialties, such as oncology, cardiovascular & neurology to name a few and as such is an integral part of patient care.
Nuclear medicine is unique in being able to diagnose early detection of disease and permit early treatment before progression of disease improving the prognosis for the patient. AIPES provides a wide scope of services & partnerships on behalf of our members. We maintain close contacts with EU commission, politicians, the European Medicines Agency, academia & the media. We also have partnerships with key EU Patient associations & other professional bodies in the healthcare field.
Working closely with the EANM & associated medical societies, our objective is to raise awareness of the role & benefit of NM & collectively continue to further research into molecular healthcare & its benefits for the citizens of Europe
Save the date !
“Saving Costs in Cancer Patient Management through Nuclear Medicine”
AIPES Symposium – Wednesday 28 September 2016
Under the auspices of the ENVI and ITRE Committees of the European Parliament Brussels