Special Issue "Gallium 68 Radiochemistry and Labelling Strategies"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Radiopharmaceutical Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 364

Special Issue Editors

UCLA Molecular and Medical Pharmacology Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: metabolism and cancer; nuclear medicine; radiochemistry
Department of Surgical Science, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: nuclear medicine; radiochemistry; positron emission tomography; molecular imaging; radiopharmaceutical sciences; cancer; diabetes; fibrosis; drug development; inflammation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gallium-68 (68Ga) has proven to be an essential radionuclide for the fundamental biological studies, development of radiopharmaceuticals for clinical use, and drug development due to its favorable physical and chemical properties as well as ready availability from a generator system. The interest in 68Ga has increased tremendously in the recent decade as a result of wide clinical applications in combination with positron emission tomography (PET) and its connection to the subsequent radiotherapy in the context of (radio)theranostics. The crucial advantages of 68Ga are its availability from a 68Ge/68Ga generator and its labelling chemistry amenable to the automation and kit-type preparation. Moreover, it can nowadays also be produced with a cyclotron using solid and liquid targets.

This Special Issue will focus on the development of 68Ga radiopharmaceuticals and their applications. The subject may range from radioactive isotope production, labeling chemistry and quality control to preclinical evaluation and clinical trials and clinical routine application. The (radio)theranostic and pharmacokinetic modelling studies are also of strong interest.

Dr. Giuseppe Carlucci
Dr. Irina Velikyan
Guest Editors

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  • radionuclide Gallium-68 (radioisotopes)
  • radiolabeling
  • quality control (radiopharmaceuticals)
  • radiopharmaceutical pK/pD (radiotracer)
  • theranostics (diagnostics and therapeutics)
  • molecular imaging

Published Papers

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