ROSATOM & Apulia Testing Lutetium-177 Used in Cancer Treatment
according to EU GMP standards to Nuclear Medicine Department of Policlinico of Bari in Apulia in Italy for quality evaluation. The activity was implemented within the scope of the Healthcare Memorandum of Understanding signed between Apulia Region and ROSATOM in November 2019.
At present, lutetium-177 is considered to be one of the most promising agent in oncology therapy. Radiopharmaceuticals based on lutetium-177 have already demonstrated excellent therapeutic performance in several applications, as prostate cancer and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors treatment. Policlinico of Bari verified that the entire supply chain of lutetium-177 conformed to the international quality & safety standards.
On 21st of October 2020, Policlinico of Bari and Isotope JSC held a hybrid round table “Atom without borders. Sustainable Cooperation for Cancer Treatment” dedicated to the results of the lutetium-177 quality test and further steps of Russian-Italian cooperation in the field of nuclear medicine.
Policlinico of Bari provided Russian side with the report that shows that the entire supply chain of lutetium-177 starting from the raw material production at INM JSC facility in Russia to the delivery to the end-user in Apulia fully conformed to the international quality & safety standards. Produced in adherence with the EU GMP lutetium-177 is of high quality and can serve a substance for further radiopharmaceutical production guaranteeing safety for patients.