ANSTO-BMRI collaboration

 

The Camperdown precinct

 

Located at Camperdown in Sydney, the Camperdown precinct is a research and educational partnership between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI). The dedicated medical research cyclotron and radiochemistry facility forms part of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) network.

 

As well as using current state-of-the-art technology, a key focus for the collaboration is to develop new radiopharmaceuticals, instruments and scientific methods that extend the potential applications of molecular imaging in the future. Molecular imaging plays an important role in unravelling the molecular mechanisms of disease.

The facility comprises

 

  • A new cyclotron dedicated to biomedical research.
  • Connected with the cyclotron, Australia’s most advanced radiolabelling facility will enable development of molecular probes that scientists can use to measure molecules and proteins in the body with staggering sensitivity.
  • State-of-the-art biomedical imaging laboratories located nearby at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI). The labs are equipped with multi-modality preclinical and clinical scanners that use the molecular probes to measure specific biological functions related to disease.
  • A high performance computing platform providing advanced imaging analysis and modelling.