Preparation of [111In]-Bleomycin radiopharmaceutical [Persian]

Document Type : Original Article


1 Cyclotron and Nuclear Medicine Department, Agricultural, Medical and Industrial Research School, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Karaj, Iran

2 Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


In this study, the preparation of 111In-Bleomycin complex was optimized for temperature, time, concentration and pH during several experiments. The results showed that by the addition of bleomycin to 111In-InCl3 sample (dried under flow of N2) and heating the mixture up to 90-100°C the radiopharmaceutical can be obtained in 99.5% yield and a specific activity of 1.745 Ci/mmol. The final sample was injected into fibrosarcoma-bearing mice via their tail vein. Satisfactory preliminary SPECT images were acquired between 2-4 hours post-injection showing suitable accumulation in fibrosarcoma tumors.


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