The main focus of the INM-5 is on the development of radionuclides and radiotracers for the use in positron emission tomography (PET).
The research topics are:
- The examination of new production route to radionuclides for medical application (diagnostic and therapeutic use).
- The development of new labelling methods for radionuclides for diagnostic application.
- The development of new radiotracers for the molecular imaging of receptor systems involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
The INM-5 has working groups in the field of radio nuclide development, radiotracer development and radiopharmacology and, furthermore, a group responsible for the routine production of radiotracers for human use. The latter is the interface between th radiochemistry and medicine, that provides the PET-sites in and outside of the FZJ with new innovative radiotracers under GMP-conditions