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ANSTO manufacture and supply a range of radiopharmaceuticals, radiochemicals, kits and accessories for use in research, industry and the health sector.

COVID-19

ANSTO is committed to the health and wellbeing of our people, users, collaborators and communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making changes to support continuity of operations. 

We are considering the impact on local and overseas supply and are providing customer updates directly as we gain further information. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team on 1800 251 572 or +61 2 9717 9992

We are making these changes to slow and help suppress the spread of the virus and to ensure that ANSTO continues to support vital research and maintain the critical supply of nuclear medicine.

If you require more information or assistance please contact our customer service team via 1800 251 572 or +61 2 9717 9992

Radiopharmaceuticals

ANSTO manufactures a range of radiopharmaceuticals that can be used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. Labelled with radionuclides, these nuclear medicines can help medical practitioners to make an accurate diagnosis of an illness or to therapeutically treat diseased organs or tumours.

One such radiopharmaceutical is technetium-99 (tc-99m), the most widely-used radioisotope in nuclear medicine which decays from its parent radioisotope, molybdenum-99 (mo-99). Mo-99 is produced in the OPAL reactor and delivered to practitioners within ANSTO manufactured shielded Gentech® Generators.

For more information on radioisotopes and medical uses visit: What are radioisotopes? 

ANSTO also produces a range of radiochemicals to support research, industry and the manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals.

Production

ANSTO can deliver over 10,000 patient doses of nuclear medicines to more than 250 Australian and New Zealand hospitals and medical centres every week. On average, one in two Australians will benefit from nuclear medicine in their lifetime.

Licensed facilities: Ensuring adherence to strict quality assurance and control programs, all of our nuclear medicine products are manufactured in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) licensed 'clean rooms' and our facilities are licensed via the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Day in the life of Nuclear Medicine

Video tour: Go behind the scenes as nuclear medicine makes its way from the OPAL reactor to medical centres around Australia.

Mo-99 Manufacturing Facility

Customer updates

Ask us a question

If you would like to place a product order or have any further questions please contact the Health team.