Radiopharmaceuticals, made in Amsterdam
BV Cyclotron VU is a global health science company that produces radiopharmaceuticals and radiochemicals for medical diagnostics and research. Located at the campus of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, Cyclotron VU produces GMP-compliant medical isotopes in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. They are used daily by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics, and research laboratories.
Founded in Amsterdam in 1987, BV Cyclotron VU has rapidly developed into a well-established specialty pharmaceutical company. We operate exclusively in the expanding field of nuclear medicine. The number of radiopharmaceuticals and radiochemicals we produce each year is growing steadily, and we expect this growth rate to have increased considerably by 2015 (see interview with Perry Kruijer).
Our customers are mainly nuclear medicine professionals who use our products for imaging techniques, such as PET and SPECT. The Dutch and international nuclear medicine community successfully uses our high-quality radionuclides in all stages of clinical care, from commercial usage to research purposes and clinical studies. Our strong emphasis on research and development indicates that our products are not limited to classic applications in oncology, but are also used to explore new fields such as neurology and cardiology.
We currently employ about 30 people. Our portfolio contains eight products, with a current production output of 35,000 patient doses per year. With three cyclotrons and several GMP hot labs, we are one of the best-equipped centers for the production of radiopharmaceuticals in the Benelux region, and one of the first commercial manufacturers of GMP-compliant zirconium-89 and iodine-124 in the world. By 2017 we will have further enhanced our position as a European leader in nuclear medicine research and product development by establishing a new cyclotron facility and expanding our production. This facility is planned as part of the VUmc Imaging Center. Our strict adherence to safety norms and our strong commitment to producing high-quality radiopharmaceuticals and radiochemicals has rightfully earned us the reputation of being an excellent and reliable manufacturing site, with a robust capacity and remarkably flexible production processes. Driven by our passion to create products that help improve patients’ lives, our company is strongly committed to research and development: we invest most of our profit back into research. Located at the campus of the VU University Amsterdam and the VU University Medical Center, we benefit from the collaboration with our neighboring research partners on a daily basis. With highly qualified specialists right next door, we dispose of an ideal environment for developing new products that are in tune with the very latest research findings in nuclear medicine.
By carefully selecting our partners, we ensure our customers that our products comply with the highest quality, safety, and environmental standards. Our partners IBA and PerkinElmer guarantee the safe and reliable distribution of our products.