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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:04

<p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>West China Medical of Sichuan University located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China has commissioned IBA to install a particle accelerator to produce radioisotopes for cancer&nbsp;diagnosis</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, November 25<sup>th </sup>2020</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US"><span> - IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), the world's leading provider of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and West China Medical center, </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span><span>the largest</span></span></span> <span lang="EN-US"><span><span>single-site</span></span></span> <span lang="EN-US"><span>hospital in the world consistently ranked in the top three hospitals in China, announce today that they have signed a contract for the installation of a 18 MeV cyclotron.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>The Cyclone<sup>®</sup> KIUBE is a cyclotron used to produce radiopharmaceuticals dedicated to Positron emission tomography (PET), a modern cancer diagnostic method. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>“PET imaging procedures play a critical role in medical care today and growing demand for radioisotopes in China means a greater need for efficiency</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>.” Said <strong>Mr. Chen Li, Sales Director of IBA RadioPharma Solutions China</strong>. “The Cyclone KIUBE is more compact and powerful. It was developed with three keywords in mind, Reliability, High Performance and Flexibility.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US"><span>Bruno Scutnaire, President of IBA's RadioPharma</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US"><span> <strong>Solutions Business line</strong> said: "We are pleased that West China Medical Center has selected our Cyclone<sup>®</sup> KIUBE. For over 35 years, IBA has installed more than 600 particle accelerators worldwide, proving the excellent reliability of our systems.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US"><span>The Cyclone<sup>®</sup> KIUBE is Upgradable like no other cyclotron, West China Medical Center will be able to increase its production capacity step-by-step over time if needed</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span><span>, to reach&nbsp;</span></span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>up to 300 µA on target. The cyclotron will be ready for production of</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span><span> Ga-68, Cu-64 and Cu-61 with the IBA Nirta</span></span></span><sup><span lang="EN-US"><span>®</span></span></sup></span></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span><span> liquid target.</span></span></span></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Read press release EN  
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