Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting 2017

David T. Drummond ⎜Jun 2, 2017 ⎜ Calendar

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2017 June 10 to 14 @ The Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

isoSolutions is pleased to inform you that we will attend the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). You can find us at Booth 931 in the Colorado Convention Center. We hope to see you there and we can arrange a time and place to meet if you wish.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver, Colorado.

Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting 2017

David T. Drummond ⎜Jun 2, 2017 ⎜ Calendar

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The Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting will be held at Zunyi, Guizhou Province from 2017–06–29 to 2017–07–01.

Canadian Nuclear Medicine Scientific Meeting 2017

David T. Drummond ⎜Apr 1, 2017 ⎜ Calendar

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isoSolutions will be present at the Canadian Nuclear Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Ontario from 2017–04–20 to 2017–04–23.

Scholarship Awarded

David T. Drummond ⎜Mar 29, 2017 ⎜ Market

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The Armstrong-Lepeska Science Marketing Scholarship, sponsored by isoSolutions, has been awarded to two more students.

This scholarship is granted to a student at Langara College in Vancouver.  To highlight the importance of marketing and sales of high-technology, scientifically-intensive products, the scholarship awards a student in a scientific discipline who completes a course in marketing.  This year, two students were funded:  Mr. Hazhir Goodarznia and Mr. Adrian Wong (more…)

isoSolutions launches Elysia-Raytest QC products

David T. Drummond ⎜Feb 2, 2017 ⎜ Market

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isoSolutions, a global provider to the nuclear medicine, Radioisotope research, and Pharmaceutical industries, announces the launch of its representation of the Elysia-Raytest Radiopharmaceutical quality control instrumentation in north and latin america.

The isoSolutions representation agreement includes Elysia-Raytest’s traditional instrument line, as well as the all new, All-In-One QC-Cubicle Quality Control Laboratory (more…)

isoSolutions & partner Elysia-Raytest offer o18-water

David T. Drummond ⎜Jan 24, 2017 ⎜ Market

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isoSolutions, a global provider to the nuclear medicine, radioisotope research, and pharmaceutical industries, and partner Europe-based Elysia-raytest (www.elysia-raytest.com) will jointly market Oxygen-18 water.

Special reduced pricing conditions are currently available for purchase of the O-18 Water.

Nukem O-18 Water Features:

Isotopic enrichment: >98%
Chemical purity: >98%; conductivity: 2µS/cm; free of NH4 (different enrichment technology)
Quality standards: cGMP approved production facility; sterile and pPyrogen-free product; ISO 9001:2000 certification
Enrichment process: Cryo-distillation of NO; tritium-free; no use of recycled water (to eliminate tritium contamination)

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isoSolutions Expands Product Line with Ga-68 Synthesizer

David T. Drummond ⎜Jan 18, 2017 ⎜ Market

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isoSolutions, a global provider to the nuclear medicine, radioisotope research, and pharmaceutical industries, today announced the launch of the Elysia-raytest GAIA Ga-68 Synthesizer in North and Latin America. In partnership with Elysia-raytest, isoSolutions supplies a Ga-68 generator compatible with the GAIA Ga-68 Synthesizer.    It is now possible to offer a complete Ga-68 labeling package to all isoSolutions customers in the Americas.

Special pricing conditions are currently available for purchase of the GAIA Ga-68 Synthesizer.

The GAIA Synthesizer, a GMP Peptide Labeling Fluidic Processor, is utilized for the labeling of peptides such as DOTAToc with radioactive metals (e.g. 68Ga). It utilizes single-use synthesis kits optimized for fast and simple production of common tracers.

GAIA GMP Peptide Labeling Fluidic Processor Features

• Peptides and Radiometals (68Ga, 90Y, 177Lu)
• Single-use kits, color-coded connections
• Opened Front panel becomes workbench
• Auto-test, kit conditioning before synthesis
• Automated filter integrity test
• Automated batch recording
• Compatible with all generators
• High efficiency electric thermal module (gas free)
• GMP and GLP compliant (included CFR21 Part 11)
• Precise online process monitoring

David Drummond, the Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated that “We can now complement our Ga-68 generator offering with a high-quality synthesizer, especially in the United States market.”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc. and Elysia-raytest

More information on the companies can be found at www.isosolutions.com and at www.elysia-raytest.com.

isoSolutions Launches New Product Line

David T. Drummond ⎜Jan 12, 2017 ⎜ Market

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isoSolutions, a global provider to the nuclear medicine, radioisotope research, pharmaceutical and medical device industries has formalized an agreement with Europe-based Elysia-raytest as distributor for their line-up of nuclear medicine/PET laboratory instruments in the North American and South American markets. The combined product offerings of the partnership will allow isoSolutions to become a complete solution provider for the nuclear medicine/PET community.

The new partnership will create a powerful combination of products:
isoSolutions:

• Radiochemicals • Stable isotopes • PET Laboratory Equipment / Cyclotrons • Sealed Sources

Elysia-raytest:

• Nuclear Medicine/PET Quality Control • Laboratory Management • Radiation Measurement • Radio Synthesis

isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc. provides assistance with product sourcing, identification of suppliers for nuclear medicine needs, and marketing and sales of products. With its wide range of products and contacts, isoSolutions Marketing & Management provides a one-stop shopping service as well as technical support.

Elysia-raytest is a provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), chromatography and quality control systems to the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and nuclear/PET industries. It designs, manufactures, sells and services instruments used in the measurement of radioactivity and quality control and works in close collaboration with radiopharmaceutical and cyclotron providers to develop new products and improve existing solutions.

David Drummond, the Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated that “We are proud to be associated with a company like Elysia-raytest that has a strong reputation for quality products and which will significantly enhance our offerings to our customers.”

Carsten Dietzel, the International Sales Manager of Elysia-raytest, stated that “We are looking forward with pleasure to a successful collaboration!”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc. and Elysia-raytest

More information on the companies can be found at www.isosolutions.com and at www.elysia-raytest.com.

isoSolutions Plans New Website

David T. Drummond ⎜Dec 27, 2016 ⎜ Market

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To reflect additions to our product line and expansion of our business, isoSolutions will install a new, updated web site early in 2017. The new web site will incorporate new features that will be of interest to our visitors and will help our clients and partners to find the information they are seeking.

The new web site will be designed and installed by Mr. Bruno Tomazelli, who has joined our team. Bruno is a graphic designer with over five years of experience in advertising. (more…)

Automation of the Radiosynthesis of Six Different 18 F-labeled radiotracers on the AllinOne

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 15, 2016 ⎜ Supplier

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Background
Fast implementation of positron emission tomography (PET) into clinical and preclinical studies highly demands automated synthesis for the preparation of PET radiopharmaceuticals in a safe and reproducible manner. The aim of this study was to develop automated synthesis methods for these six 18F-labeled radiopharmaceuticals produced on a routine basis at the University of Pennsylvania using (more…)

isoSolutions Mourns Loss of a Partner and Friend

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 1, 2016 ⎜ Market

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We regret to announce that Dr. Alexander Susan has passed away peacefully at the age of 83 in Columbia, Missouri. In 2001, Alex Susan and David Drummond, the principal of isoSolutions, formed a joint company – Alpha IICH Inc. – to develop a supply of alpha emitting radionuclides to researchers for therapeutic applications. Over the years, Alex and David pursued many business opportunities together, merging their international networks of contacts for mutual benefit. Alex became a friend as well as a loyal partner. He will be missed.

Following is the obituary of Alexander Susan. May he rest in peace.

Obituary for Alexander C. Susan

Dr. Alexander C. Susan, 83, of Columbia [Missouri] passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Boone Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1933 in Cluj, Romania, the son of Dr. Bartholomew and Gabriella Susan, both of whom preceded him in death. He was married to Mihaela Susan, who also preceded him in death.

Dr. Susan received a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest and a Ph.D. from the University of Moscow. He defected from Romania to the United States in 1968. Before founding the International Isotope Society in 1986 and the International Isotope Clearing House Inc. in 1991, Dr. Susan worked as a research chemist at various corporations, including Mallinckrodt, Sandoz Inc. and Novartis International AG.

Dr. Susan loved all forms of classical music and was a patron of the Kansas City Symphony, as well as a supporter of and mentor to many young musicians. Some people would say that the best music could be heard coming from his home in Leawood, Kansas. He was an avid collector of art and a gourmet cook as well.

He is survived by: one son, Bogdan and wife Amy; and grandchildren Rocco and Brinkley. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, Duke and Lucky.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Columbia, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial will follow with Monsignor Flanagan celebrating. Inurnment will immediately follow at Columbia Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School, 817 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65203.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory;

12 East Ash Street,
Columbia, Missouri, 65203;
(573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.

XXX Brazilian Nuclear Medicine Congress 2016

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 1, 2016 ⎜ Calendar

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isoSolutions will be present at the Brazilian Nuclear Medicine Congress from 2016–11–12 to 2016–11–14.

Canadian Nuclear Medicine Congress

David T. Drummond ⎜Oct 25, 2016 ⎜ Calendar

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isoSolutions will be present at the Canadian Nuclear Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 2016–04–21 to 2016–04–24.

PET market poised for healthy growth

David T. Drummond ⎜Oct 12, 2016 ⎜ Market

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“Applications for molecular imaging technologies continue to increase and our industry continues to expand.” – David Drummond, Managing Director and Founder of isoSolutions

PET market poised for healthy growth
By www.auntminnie.com link
October 11, 2016 — Driven by an increasing prevalence of chronic disorders and greater market penetration of PET systems, the global PET scanner sector will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% between 2016 and 2026, according to a new report by market research firm Future Market Insights.

Growth will be aided by demand for effective diagnostic techniques and expanded applications for PET in oncology, Future Markets Insight said. On the downside, the company expects that the short half-life and limited supply of radiopharmaceuticals will hold back market growth over the forecast period.

The development of PET/CT and PET/MRI scanners has been a key trend, producing better diagnostic sensitivity and specificity at each stage of disease prognosis, according to the firm. The market has also been buoyed by new radiopharmaceuticals, which have led to growing reliance on PET scanning, Future Market Insights said.

In other report findings, the full-ring PET scanner segment produced $759.3 million in revenues in 2015 and is projected to climb at a 4.8% CAGR between 2016 and 2026. In addition, the partial-ring PET scanner segment yielded $143.8 million in revenues in 2016 and will grow to reach $212.2 million by 2026, according to Future Market Insights.

Oncology applications will produce 86.6% market share of the PET scanner market by 2016, while the cardiology application segment will achieve a 5% market share. The company projects that these two segments will be the most lucrative in the global PET scanner market over the forecast period.
By detector type, the lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) segment produced $322.7 million in revenues in 2015 and is projected to grow at a 4.3% CAGR to reach $596.6 million by 2026, according to the company. Meanwhile, the bismuth germanium oxide (BGO) detector type segment had revenues of $266.7 million in 2015 and should climb to reach $400.5 million in revenues by the end of the forecast period.

In terms of end-user market segments, Future Market Insights expects that the hospital segment will hold 35.7% market share by the end of 2016. The diagnostic center segment is expected to contribute a 33% market share.
On a regional basis, North America dominated the global market in 2015 and is likely to retain this position through 2026, according to Future Market Insights. The company expects that the North America sector will increase at a 4.8% CAGR to reach a market valuation of $631.9 million by 2026. In addition, the Asia-Pacific except for Japan (APEJ) market will produce $132.9 million in revenues by 2016 and is slated to grow at a 5.1% CAGR over the forecast period.

UPENN 2016 Automation of the Radiosynthesis of Six radiotracers

David T. Drummond ⎜Sep 24, 2016 ⎜ Supplier

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[18F]ISO-1,
[18F]FTT,
[18F]FTP,
[18F]Fallypride,
[18F]Flubatine and
[18F]F-G
ln produced on a routine basis at UPENN with the Trasis AllinOne synthesizer.

By Ramona Delcea, Trasis Download pdf

Report warns of shortages to Mo-99 supply in U.S.

David T. Drummond ⎜Sep 15, 2016 ⎜ Market

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“This is a period of profound change for the Mo-99 supply network that is key to our industry.” – David Drummond, Managing Director and Founder of isoSolutions.

By Wayne Forrest, www.auntminnie.comoriginal link

September 13, 2016 — Supplies of a key radioisotope used in nuclear cardiology scans could be disrupted next month when a Canadian nuclear reactor begins shutting down. U.S. healthcare providers could be left scrambling for new sources of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) until other suppliers are able to step in and fill the void.
That’s according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), which in a new report predicts a greater than 50% likelihood of a “severe” global medical isotope shortage as Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) ceases routine production of Mo-99 next month at its National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Ontario.

The new report also forewarned that European suppliers’ projects to convert Mo-99 production to low-enriched uranium could further exacerbate the Mo-99 shortage in 2017 and 2018. In many ways, the NAS forecast is a best-case scenario predicated on Mo-99 suppliers completing their projects on time with no startup delays.

To help alleviate the potential isotope shortfall, the NAS recommended that the U.S. government “continue to work with the Canadian government to ensure that there is an executable and well-communicated plan in place to restart Canadian supply of molybdenum-99 after October 2016.”

CNL reactor plans

CNL plans to keep the NRU reactor on “hot standby” beyond next month as the facility is considered a “supplier of last resort” until the end of March 2018, according to the report. After that date, CNL will permanently shut down the reactor, which is now 58 years old.
As of this past June, approximately 95% of the global Mo-99 supply is produced at seven research reactors located in Australia, Canada, Europe, and South Africa. The other 5% is produced at other facilities for regional use.

The shuttering of the NRU reactor reduces to six the number of irradiation-services suppliers producing Mo-99, which is the raw material for technetium-99m (Tc-99m), a widely used radiopharmaceutical for nuclear cardiology and other studies. Four of those reactors are more than 50 years old. Several of the reactors have experienced unscheduled downtime for major repairs, and the NAS report stated there is “no reason to believe that such outages will not occur in the future.”
The NRU reactor’s closure also reduces the number of global Mo-99 suppliers from five to four, with three of the suppliers — the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), the Institute for Radioelements (IRE) in Belgium, and Mallinckrodt — currently undertaking substantial modifications to their facilities or processes.

Waiting in the wings are NTP Radioisotopes in South Africa, which has initiated plans to expand its available supply capacities, and the Russian Federation, which wants to become a global Mo-99 supplier.

U.S. production
Currently, there are three projects underway to begin Mo-99 production in the U.S.:

• Shine Medical Technologies is working to build a medical isotope manufacturing facility in Janesville, WI.
• NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has begun routine production of Mo-99 at the University of Missouri Research Reactor in Columbia, MO.
• Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals plans to build a facility in Florida.

“However, no domestic commercial production will be established before Canada stops producing molybdenum-99 after October 2016,” according to the report. “Potential domestic molybdenum-99 suppliers face technical, financial, regulatory, and market penetration challenges. The market challenges will likely increase after current global suppliers expand production.”
If and when global production ventures come online, the NAS estimated they would add approximately 4,400 six-day Ci per week of available supply capacity. That contribution would offset the loss of 4,680 six-day Ci per week of available supply when the NRU reactor ramps down next month.
The burden of an Mo-99 shortage may be lessened if U.S. demand for Mo-99 and technetium-99m for medical use continues to decline, as it has for the past decade. The average decrease in U.S. Mo-99 and Tc-99m utilization from 2009-2010 to 2014-2015 was approximately 25%, according to the NAS, which found it “unlikely that domestic demand will increase significantly over the next five years.”
In the international arena, however, the NAS predicted that demand for Mo-99 will escalate over the next five years due to greater utilization in emerging Asian markets.

SNMMI reaction

The president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Sally Schwarz, concurred with the report’s conclusions.
“Development of these new, nonhighly enriched uranium production methods is costly, even when shared with governments,” said the professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in a prepared statement. “It will take time and incremental changes to reach a balance point of fair reimbursement for increased costs for all members of the supply chain including Mo-99 producers, generator manufacturers, nuclear pharmacies, hospitals, and patients.”

She cautioned that while the potential for short-term shortages is a concern, she is confident global Mo-99 producers, processors, and generator manufacturers will collaborate with the Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers to manage any interim shortages.
“The innovative, safer production methods and facilities that will be coming online over the next few years will certainly help ensure a safe, reliable supply of Mo-99,” Schwarz said.

XXV ALASBIMN Congress

David T. Drummond ⎜Sep 1, 2016 ⎜ Calendar

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isoSolutions will be present at the XXV ALASBIMN Congress in Punta del Este, Uruguay from 2015–11–18 to 2015–11–21.

isoSolutions Expands Project Coordination Role

David T. Drummond ⎜Jul 4, 2016 ⎜ Market

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The role of the Project Coordinator at isoSolutions has been expanded to include responsibility for the Order Desk. Last year, in order to provide improved service to its customers who place routine weekly and monthly orders, isoSolutions established a dedicated order desk.

Responsibility for management and operation of the Order Desk has now been added to the functions of the Project Coordinator. The incumbent, Mr. Gabriel Freitas, is a chemical engineer specialized in project management and controls (MBA) with four years of PMO experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical sector. His background includes experience as a project analyst at a Brazilian based multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics corporation, Grupo Boticario, and as a process engineer trainee at a multinational specialty chemicals company in France, Croda SAS Chocques. Based on his experience living in foreign countries, he is a fluent Portuguese, English and French speaker.

As Project Coordinator for isoSolutions, Gabriel will now take responsibility for the following activities:

· Brazil Market Development
· Special Projects
· Order Desk Coordination.

In these roles, Gabriel will report to, respectively, Marvin Calderón, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Latin America; David Drummond, Managing Director; and Susan Ireland, Executive Assistant and Office Manager.

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, stated that “We are pleased to expand the responsibilities of Gabriel, who has demonstrated a high level of performance and significant contributions to isoSolutions. We are confident that he will do an excellent job of communicating with customers and suppliers.”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc.

More information on the company can be found at isoSolutions.

Exhibits at Nuclear Medicine Congress (2016)

David T. Drummond ⎜Jun 1, 2016 ⎜ Calendar

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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging opens today in Baltimore and isoSolutions is exhibiting and promoting its products and services.

isoSolutions provides a one-stop shopping service as well as technical support worldwide for nuclear medicine applications including: Radiochemicals, Stable isotopes, Labeled compounds, Sealed sources, Synthesizers and Peptides. A package of products and services for diagnostic or therapeutic radiolabeling applications includes a Ga-68 Generator, Lu-177, Y-90, a Re-188 Generator, I-131, I-125, O-18 Water and cyclotron products. These products are complemented by an automated labeling module for development work or preprogrammed syntheses.

The offices of isoSolutions have a global reach:

Americas: Vancouver and Montreal;

local telephone contact in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil

Europe: Budapest; Brussels

Asia: Shanghai

Middle East and Africa: Beirut

The suppliers represented by isoSolutions reliably provide high-quality products: iThemba, Trasis, IRE, Polatom, Nukem, Radqual, Izotop, Isotopia and ABT.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We look forward to welcoming our customers and displaying our capabilities at our exhibit at the SNMMI congress in Baltimore.”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc.

More information on the company can be found at isoSolutions.

isoSolutions Presents Wide Range of Products at Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

David T. Drummond ⎜Jun 1, 2016 ⎜ Calendar

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The annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging (SNNMI) will be held in Vancouver, Canada from 08 June to 12 June 2013. isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc. will be exhibiting a wide range of nuclear medicine products.

isoSolutions is presenting a package of products and services for diagnostic and therapeutic radiolabeling applications — a complete labeling solution. isoSolutions can provide a complete range of radioisotopes, including a Ga-68 Generator (iThemba), Lu-177, Y-90, Re-188 and I-131. These products are complemented by a state-of-the-art automated labeling module (Trasis All-in-One) and a complete range of labeling peptides. Finally, expert, experienced consulting services are offered for radiochemistry, licensing (preparation of CMC sections, INDs, DMFs) and grant applications.

isoSolutions also offers an extensive catalog of radiochemicals, radiopharmaceuticals, in-vivo cold kits, stable isotopes, labeled compounds, reagents, shipping containers, laboratory equipment and calibration sources from high quality, reliable suppliers. With isoSolutions, customers can obtain a one-stop shopping service as well as technical support.

David T. Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, states, “We are looking forward to welcoming our customers from North America, South America, China and elsewhere to our booth #1336 at the SNNMI exhibition. We are especially proud that this international congress is being held in our hometown of Vancouver.”

isoSolutions Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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isoSolutions is proud to announce that it has now been in business for 15 years, serving the nuclear medicine community.

From its beginnings as a one-man consultancy, isoSolutions has grown to an international operation offering a wide range of products – a one-stop-shop with added technical support. With operations in North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East, isoSolutions is represented by talented and hard-working sales and marketing professionals who deal with customers in their native language, backed by a global network of technical and regulatory experts. The company is dedicated to being a reliable and agile solutions provider to its customers.

An impressive array of high quality suppliers ensures that isoSolutions offers a diverse catalog of products to meet its customers’ needs. The business is built on personal relationships and the highest of standards.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We are grateful to our team of professionals and our loyal customers, suppliers and associates for helping us to achieve this important milestone.”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc.

More information on the company can be found at isoSolutions.

isoSolutions Expands Staff in China

David T. Drummond ⎜Apr 21, 2016 ⎜ Market

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China continues to be a key market for isoSolutions, and a new marketing representative is now in place in Shanghai.

Eric Weichao Huang is an expert business developer with solid experience in marketing, international trade and restaurant chain management. He has a bachelor degree in computer science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Eric has considerable experience in doing business in China and has gained knowledge in connecting Canadian and Chinese suppliers and customers. Eric speaks Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Shanghai Dialect.

As Marketing Representative, China, Eric will report to Hans Peng, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, Asia. Hans has relocated with his family to Canada and will now be working out of the Vancouver office of isoSolutions. He will continue to coordinate marketing activities throughout Asia.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We welcome Eric to our team and we are excited by the opportunity to expand our success in the Chinese market. We also welcome Hans and his family to Canada. We will enjoy working closely with him in Vancouver.”
About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc.

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Two Students Awarded isoSolutions Scholarship

David T. Drummond ⎜Apr 4, 2016 ⎜ Market

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The Armstrong-Lepeska Science Marketing Scholarship, sponsored by isoSolutions, has been awarded to two students.

This scholarship is granted to a student at Langara College in Vancouver. To highlight the importance of marketing and sales of high-technology, scientifically-intensive products, the scholarship awards a student in a scientific discipline who completes a course in Marketing. This year, two students were funded: Ms. Parisa Madani and Ms. Daniela Solis.

The Armstrong-Lepeska Science Marketing Scholarship honors Brian Armstrong and Will Lepeska, who were pioneers in the new field of nuclear medicine and who, as scientists, focused their efforts on the marketing and sales of medical products. They played a critical role in bringing medical developments from the laboratory to the public and to common usage.

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, stated that “We chose Langara for this award because of its focus on accessible educational opportunities and practical career outcomes. The administration of Langara has been exceptionally cooperative in putting this scholarship in place and we are proud to be a part of the Langara awards program. We congratulate Daniela Solis and Parisa Madani. We had the opportunity to meet these two young women and are impressed with their educational and career plans. We wish them much success.”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc.

More information on the company can be found at isoSolutions.

About Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Langara College is one of BC’s leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually. See langara.bc.ca.

isoSolutions Assigns New Resources for Brazil Market and Project Management

David T. Drummond ⎜Feb 23, 2016 ⎜ Market

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The Brazil market is a specific focus of isoSolutions and the campaign to establish a strong presence in that market has been further developed. A new team member located in Brazil has been assigned to the marketing and sales activities in that market.

Sergio M. Ramires is an experienced sales and marketing professional with a solid knowledge of the medical business segment as well as business start-ups. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Advertisement and holds an MBA from FGV – Sao Paulo. He has had leading responsibilities in various companies such as Nestle Brazil, ALTEL Telecom, ANGELMED (NJ-US), Svelte Medical Systems (NJ-US) and Response Biomedical (Canada). He has also worked as a consultant for start-up businesses in Brazil. In his career he has been working with both Brazilian and Latin American markets. He is married with four children and he currently resides in Sao Paulo.

Sergio will work with Luis Ravaglia, a sales and business development executive with a solid business record in various areas such as cosmetics, health science and biofuels/biotech. He is a chemical engineer with an MS in Organic Chemistry from NC State and holds two MBAs. He has held leading positions in companies such as P&G, Kimberly-Clark, JBS and Bunge (JV with Solazyme) with both local and regional responsibilities over R&D, Business Development and Sales. He currently sits on the Board of Mineraltec S.A. – a start-up in oleochemicals for the electric industry.

Support in the Vancouver office will be provided by Gabriel Freitas, a chemical engineer specialized in project management and controls (MBA) with four years of PMO experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical sector. His background includes experience as a project analyst at a Brazilian based multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics corporation, Grupo Boticario, and as a process engineer trainee at a multinational specialty chemicals company in France, Croda SAS Chocques. Based on his experience living in foreign countries, he is a fluent Portuguese, English and French speaker. Gabriel is now Project Coordinator for isoSolutions and the Brazil market will be only one of his priorities.

The marketing and sales activities in Brazil will be coordinated by Marvin Calderón, in his role as Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Latin America.

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, stated that “We welcome Sergio to our team and we look forward to much success in the Brazil market. We also congratulate Gabriel in his new role and we know that he will contribute positively to the growth and success of the company.”

About isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc.

More information on the company can be found at isoSolutions.

isoSolutions Launches Campaign for Brazil Market

David T. Drummond ⎜Dec 11, 2015 ⎜ Market

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The Brazil market is a significant component of the South American nuclear medicine market, a key focus of the global efforts of isoSolutions. In order to expand its presence in Brazil, isoSolutions has launched a specific campaign and dedicated additional resources to this objective.

Two new team members are located in Brazil and will be spearheading the marketing and sales activities in that market.

Augusto Tomba is an experienced life sciences executive focused on initiation, management and development of innovative projects and startup businesses, dedicated to the interface between science and business. Augusto has comprehensive knowledge of business development in regulated markets, like biotech products and services, medical devices, nuclear medicine, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Augusto has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science and a PhD in Biochemistry.

Luis Ravaglia is a sales and business development executive with a solid business record in various areas such as cosmetics, health science and biofuels/biotech. He is a chemical engineer with an MS in Organic Chemistry from NC State and holds two MBAs. He has held leading positions in companies such as P&G, Kimberly-Clark, JBS and Bunge (JV with Solazyme) with both local and regional responsibilities over R&D, Business Development and Sales. He currently sits on the Board of Mineraltec S.A. – a start-up in oleochemicals for the electric industry.

In addition, a new team member has been added in the Vancouver office to provide Sales Support in general and especially in Brazil. Gabriel Freitas is a chemical engineer specialized in project management and controls (MBA) with four years of PMO experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical sector. His background includes experience as a project analyst at a Brazilian based multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics corporation, Grupo Boticario, and as a process engineer trainee at a multinational specialty chemicals company in France, Croda SAS Chocques. Based on his experience living in foreign countries, he is a fluent Portuguese, English and French speaker.

The marketing and sales activities in Brazil will be coordinated by Marvin Calderón, in his role as Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Latin America.

The marketing campaign in Brazil was launched with an isoSolutions exhibit at the XXIX Congresso Brasileiro de Medicina Nuclear in October,

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, stated that “We intend to be as successful in Brazil as we have been in our other markets, and this Team Brazil, composed of highly qualified and experienced individuals, will drive that success. It is an honor to be working with all of them and we are excited about the future.”

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Mentor — Mr. Will Lepeska

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 22, 2015 ⎜ Market

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With sadness we must report that our mentor and namesake of the isoSolutions scholarship fund has passed away.

Mr. Will Lepeska died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, 21st November 2015.
His was a life well lived, and it is celebrated beautifully and eloquently at haaselockwoodfhs.com.
In memorium of Will, isoSolutions will increase the endowment of the Lepeska-Armstrong Science Marketing Scholarship so that an additional talented student can benefit in his name.

RIP Will.

Obituary — Andrés Friedman

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 16, 2015 ⎜ Market

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We are sad to report that we have lost one of the members of our isoSolutions family. Andrés Friedman passed away on the morning of 2nd of September in Budapest, after a long illness.

Andrés was our first sales representative, and he is largely responsible for the entry of isoSolutions into the Latin American market. He introduced us to his extensive network of contacts, and provided valuable advice and assistance as we grew our business. He was a gentleman and a fount of knowledge on a wide range of subjects. He loved learning and he was passionate about the things that mattered to him. He was a consummate traveler in his earlier days and he cooked a mean Hungarian goulash.

Andrés was born in Oradea, Romania on the 6th of December, 1937. He moved to Chile with his family in 1939 and then the family relocated to Buenos Aires in 1950. André spent his youth in Buenos Aires until the age of 27. He studied at the Natural Science University in Buenos Aires and graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1964. He spent a year abroad in Saclay, France in 1965-66 and then performed an internship in radiobiology with ASTEF in 1966-67.

He entered the chemical products industry with SEIA-Saint Eutrope in 1967 and worked during the next 11 years in the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile and Germany. He moved to Canada in 1978. There, he joined the Radiochemical Company of Atomic Energy of Canada, which was later privatized as MDS Nordion, and worked for the company for 12 years in Canada and another 2 years in Belgium. In 1998 he moved to Hungary.

Andrés is survived by his wife and is fondly remembered by many friends around the world.

isoSolutions is honored to have known Andrés Friedman and is grateful for his contributions to the company. He will be sadly missed.

RIP Andrés.

isoSolutions Expands Order Desk Capability

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 16, 2015 ⎜ Market

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In order to provide improved service to its customers who place routine weekly and monthly orders, isoSolutions has established a dedicated order desk and hired a professional to process orders.

Orders are now processed by Ms. Jody Talibart in the Vancouver office. Jody is an accomplished Administrative Assistant with seven years of top-level administrative and corporate communications experience within diverse British Columbia organizations in the private, public, academic and non-profit sectors. Her background includes seven years of Executive Assistant experience at the CEO level and five years of Office Management experience. In her new role as Administrative Assistant, Marketing, Jody manages the isoSolutions order desk to provide an increased level of customer service. Jody is supported by the other office staff in Vancouver. She works closely with the order processing staff of our key suppliers, who provide the highest level of customer service in our industry.

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, welcomed Jody by declaring, “We work in an industry in which the medical aspects of our products and their time sensitivity demand a dedicated and professional commitment to delivering products to our customers when they need them. Jody and our other staff are committed to providing the very highest levels of customer service. Our customers expect that of isoSolutions.”

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Exhibits at Nuclear Medicine Congress (2015)

David T. Drummond ⎜Jul 7, 2015 ⎜ Calendar

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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging opens today in Baltimore and isoSolutions is exhibiting and promoting its products and services.

isoSolutions provides a one-stop shopping service as well as technical support worldwide for nuclear medicine applications including: Radiochemicals, Stable isotopes, Labeled compounds, Sealed sources, Synthesizers and Peptides. A package of products and services for diagnostic or therapeutic radiolabeling applications includes a Ga-68 Generator, Lu-177, Y-90, a Re-188 Generator, I-131, I-125, O-18 Water and cyclotron products. These products are complemented by an automated labeling module for development work or preprogrammed syntheses.

The offices of isoSolutions have a global reach:

Americas: Vancouver and Montreal; local telephone contact in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil

Europe: Budapest; Brussels

Asia: Shanghai

Middle East and Africa: Beirut

The suppliers represented by isoSolutions reliably provide high-quality products: iThemba, Trasis, IRE, Polatom, Nukem, Radqual, Izotop, Isotopia and ABT.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We look forward to welcoming our customers and displaying our capabilities at our exhibit at the SNMMI congress in Baltimore.”

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isoSolutions Customers Announce Medical Isotope Breakthrough

David T. Drummond ⎜Jan 20, 2015 ⎜ Customer

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Using equipment supplied by isoSolutions, researchers at four Canadian facilities announced success in the production of Technetium-99m, the workhorse of nuclear medicine, in medical cyclotrons. An interdisciplinary team made up of researchers from TRIUMF, the BC Cancer Agency, the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization, and Lawson Health Research Institute announced their findings at triumf.ca.

These four research institutions are customers of isoSolutions and the development of this production process was performed on Trasis Mini-All-in-One Automated Synthesis Modules. The Mini-AIO is an automated instrument dedicated to the labeling of tracers with short life-time radioactive isotopes used in diagnostics and therapeutics. It addresses the needs of pharmaceutical production centers as well as of hospitals and research centers. Trasis All-in-One modules are distributed in Canada and Latin America by isoSolutions.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We congratulate our customers for this exciting success and we are pleased that one of our products played a role in the project.”

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isoSolutions Expands Office Staff

David T. Drummond ⎜Jan 15, 2015 ⎜ Market

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Reflecting its continuing and accelerating growth, isoSolutions last year established another office in Vancouver to accommodate its growing staff. The office provided a large area for staff work, internal meetings, record keeping, and meetings with visiting clients and suppliers.

To administer this office, isoSolutions has now established an effective team of office staff. Heading this team is Ms. Susan Ireland, who comes to isoSolutions with 20 years of administrative experience and is ideally suited to administer the increasing complexity of our business.

Ms. Ireland is ably assisted by Ms. Phoebe Xia and Ms. Anita Hille. Phoebe is a business graduate in administration and finance, with experience in the banking sector and knowledge of Chinese languages. Anita has worked in the biotechnology and housing sectors and has computer and time management skills. The office support is enhanced by Mr. Jeremy Lee, who contributes to preparation of our promotional materials as Design Coordinator.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “Sue, Anita, Phoebe and Jeremy greatly enhance the organization of our business and our ability to provide excellent service to our customers.”

Susan Ireland, Executive Assistant, added: “With Jeremy’s considerable skills and Anita and Phoebe’s excellent work efforts, they are all essential in keeping the office running efficiently. Their team work and dedication make them a pleasure to work with.”

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isoSolutions Adds Sales & Marketing Manager for North America

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 29, 2014 ⎜ Market

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isoSolutions has expanded its sales and marketing resources by adding Ms. Patricia Acton, who will be responsible for the Canadian and United States markets. The sales and marketing team is now assigned as follows:

• Patricia Acton (Canada, United States)
• Marvin Calderón (Latin America)
• Hans Peng (Asia)
• Carlo Chemaly (Middle East, Europe, Africa)

The marketing representatives enable the customers to deal with isoSolutions in their native languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, French and Arabic) The new organization is designed to provide the best solutions for the clients of the company.

Pat Acton brings to the team experience in business analysis and problem solving, with particular emphasis on long term customer relations and assistance. She is an asset to our team which is already strong in providing unique solutions to the nuclear medicine needs of the isoSolutions customer base.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We are pleased to welcome Patricia to our team. We now have resources in place to respond to the needs of our customers in each of our major territories – North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.”

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isoSolutions Launches Spanish Web Site

David T. Drummond ⎜Aug 13, 2014 ⎜ Market

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To better serve its customer base in Latin America, isoSolutions has launched a Spanish version of its web site. This can be found at www.isoSolutions.com/es.

Latin America is one of the most important markets for isoSolutions. The company is situated in a compatible time zone for the region and acts as an effective interface with suppliers in Europe, South Africa, the United States and Canada. The marketing team of isoSolutions operates in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and includes:

• Octavio Avilés Villaseñor:
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

• Marvin Calderón:
South America

• Christian Monobe:
Marketing Support

• Andrés Friedman:
Latin America

• José Torres:
Latin America

Local contact numbers are established in Latin America:

• Buenos Aires, Argentina:
(11) 5258-8445

• São Paulo, Brasil:
(11) 3958-2246

• Santiago, Chile:
2 2979-8779

• Ciudad de México:
(52) 55-8421-5508

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, stated that “We are pleased to provide our web site services en español for our friends in Latin America. We will be launching the web site in other languages of our customer base in the near future.”

isoSolutions Awards Scholarship

David T. Drummond ⎜May 19, 2014 ⎜ Market

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For the second year, the Armstrong-Lepeska Science Marketing Scholarship, sponsored by isoSolutions, has been awarded.

This scholarship is granted to a student at Langara College in Vancouver. To highlight the importance of marketing and sales of high-technology, scientifically-intensive products, the scholarship awards a student in a scientific discipline who also completes a course in Marketing. This year’s recipient is Ms. Natalie Wong.

The Armstrong-Lepeska Science Marketing Scholarship honors two men, Brian Armstrong and Will Lepeska, who were pioneers in the new field of nuclear medicine and who, as scientists, focused their efforts on the marketing and sales of medical products. They played a critical role in bringing medical developments from the laboratory to the public and to common usage.

The Managing Director of isoSolutions, David Drummond, stated that “We chose Langara for this award because of its focus on accessible educational opportunities and practical career outcomes. The administration of Langara has been exceptionally cooperative in putting this scholarship in place and we are proud to be a part of the Lanagara awards program. We congratulate Natalie Wong in being awarded this scholarship, and we wish her much success in her education and future career.”

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About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Langara College is one of BC’s leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually. See langara.bc.ca.

isoSolutions Establishes New Office

David T. Drummond ⎜Dec 1, 2013 ⎜ Market

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Reflecting its continuing and accelerating growth, isoSolutions has established another office in Vancouver to accommodate its growing staff. Although the corporate address will not change, there will now be a large area for staff work, internal meetings, record keeping, and meetings with visiting clients and suppliers.

To administer this office, isoSolutions has hired a full-time Executive Assistant. Susan Ireland comes to isoSolutions with 20 years of administrative experience and is ideally suited to administer the increasing complexity of our business. Ms. Ireland has worked previously for an international medical device company, an engineering company, a multi-national financial services firm, a medical treatment center, and the Special Olympics. Her experience has prepared her for the diversity of the isoSolutions business.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, declared: “This new office will provide an efficient working space for our staff to collaborate and to provide excellent service to our customers and results for our suppliers. We are excited to welcome Susan to our team, to manage this new working space and to help us to continue to grow the business.”

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isoSolutions Expands Marketing Resources

David T. Drummond ⎜Nov 1, 2013 ⎜ Market

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isoSolutions has expanded its marketing team to provide better service to its customers and to expand its role in its various markets. The new marketing group consists of:

• Christian Monobe (Brazil, Canada, United States)
• Octavio Aviles-Villasenor (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean)
• Marvin Calderon (South America)
• Hans Peng (Asia)
• Carlo Chemaly (Middle East, Europe, Africa).

The marketing representatives enable the customers to deal with isoSolutions in their native languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, French and Arabic) The new organization is designed to provide the best solutions for the clients of the company.

David Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, stated: “We are excited by the additions to our team and the comprehensive marketing service that we are now able to provide to our customers.”

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isoSolutions Launches New Web Site

David T. Drummond ⎜Oct 14, 2013 ⎜ Market

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A new web site has been launched to highlight the products and services of isoSolutions Marketing & Management Inc. isoSolutions offers a wide range of products and services for diagnostic and therapeutic radiolabeling applications. isoSolutions can provide a complete range of radioisotopes, including a Ga-68 Generator (iThemba), Lu-177, Y-90, Re-188 and I-131.

These products are complemented by a state-of-the-art automated labeling module (Trasis All-in-One) and a complete range of labeling peptides. Expert consulting services are also available to help with your technical and regulatory challenges. isoSolutions also offers an extensive catalog of radiochemicals, radiopharmaceuticals, in-vivo cold kits, stable isotopes, labeled compounds, reagents, shipping containers, laboratory equipment and calibration sources from high quality, reliable suppliers.

With isoSolutions, customers can obtain a one-stop shopping service as well as technical support. The new web site at www.isosolutions.com was designed and implemented by web kitchen development under the direction of isoSolutions Web Master Marc Behiels. David T. Drummond, Managing Director of isoSolutions, states, “We welcome our customers and suppliers at our new web site, to view the products and services that we offer. We look forward to hearing from you,”

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