Professor at Nantes University, GIP ARRONAX Director
We have the first Cyclone® 70 (and only -XP) and we are using all its capabilities on a regular basis since 2010: isotope production using protons (strontium-82 production for use in cardiac imaging through Sr82/Rb82 generator), deuterons (copper-64 production for PET imaging in oncology) and alpha particles (astatine-211 for alpha targeted therapy), irradiation in a dedicated experimental hall for physics, radiolysis, radiobiology. With our Cyclone® 70, stable beams are available from pA up to hundreds of µA which makes it a versatile tool for both research and production. All together, we are running around 4000h per year, all year long. This has allowed us to develop our own expertise on the machine and we know that we can count on IBA experts when needed.