Expert touts potential of microfluidics to improve radiosynthesis

04/14/2009 | Chemical Technology

The use of microfluidic reactors to produce radiopharmaceuticals used in PET can help address the deficiencies of traditional radiosynthesis tools, according to a molecular imaging expert. Microfluidic reactions can be easily automated to quickly yield high quantities of radiopharmaceuticals. However, the disadvantages of this technology include material incompatibility and the failure to carry out solvent exchange.

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