Aims and Objectives
To design, manufacture and install shielded hot cells to be used within a preclinical facility, dealing with research into positron emitting isotopes (non-GMP) at Hull University.
About the client
Hull University has a reputation for world-class multi-disciplinary research that drives forward improvements to healthcare and the wellbeing of society as a whole.
Research facilities include a spectacular, new £28 million Health Campus, a PET Research Centre and the Daisy Research Laboratories at Hull’s Castle Hill Hospital.
These Aquila Hull University (HU) shielded hot cells are used within a preclinical facility, dealing with research into positron emitting isotopes (non-GMP).
This facility includes a low-power cyclotron, hot cells for isotope dispensing, shielded fumehoods and preclinical scanning facilities across two floors in a new extension to an existing biomedical science research building.
The facility uses both internally and externally produced isotopes (delivery from other commercial and research cyclotron sites). Synthesis of radiotracers is carried out using commercial synthesis units and bespoke microfluidic systems.
Aquila completed the design manufacture and installation of the hot cells including testing, training, maintenance and full engineering documentation, and operation & maintenance manuals.