Nuclear Medicine; radiopharmaceuticals; Radiation interaction with matter

Nucléaire pour la Santé

Equipements d'excellence (EQPX)

Equipements d'excellence

Informations générales

Référence projet : 11-EQPX-0004
Etablissement Coordinateur : GIP ARRONAX
Région du projet : Pays de la Loire
Discipline : 5 - Bio Med

Aide de l'ANR 8 007 340 euros
Investissement couvrant la période de avril 2012 à décembre 2019

Résumé de soumission

The aim of ArronaxPlus is to develop new radio-medicines for a better effectiveness of molecular imaging and of the treatment of pathologies such as cancer.

A multidisciplinary consortium going from physics to nuclear medicine, including chemistry and biology, has been set up.

ArronaxPlus has made possible to set up four high-level technological platforms(PST):


PST 1: Production of radionuclides is built around the Arronax multi-particle, high-energy, high-energy cyclotron (unique in the world) and allows the production of innovative radionuclides not yet used in clinical routine.

PST 2: Chemistry and radiopharmaceuticals is based on the skills and materials of the consortium's chemistry groups: quantum computations, fundamental chemistry, and development of innovative radiolabelling methods, set up of a production unit for experimental radioactive drugs in collaboration with the CHU of Nantes (APUI).

PST 3: Preclinical and clinical trials (therapy and imaging): Set-up of a multimodal rodent imaging center (CIMA) including a 3-photons unique imaging modality and an imaging center for domestic carnivores and monkeys (CEMA). Preparation of clinical trials.

PST 4: Living and inert matter under radiation offers the possibility of controlled irradiation of inert and biological materials (living cells) in order to study the effects of irradiation for 2 main fields of application: nuclear waste management and health


These platforms are operational since mid-2016 and are open to academic and industrial researchers. A training program have been designed in collaboration with the IRON labex.

In conclusion, ArronaxPlus is a viable project promoting the development of new radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis or therapy within the framework of a strong academic program (labex IRON, ISITE NEXT) in the view of setting up, with the competitiveness cluster Atlanpole Biotherapies, a nuclear for health cluster that includes the private sector.


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