IMAGO-MOL Cluster is partner in project SECURE(Strengthening the European Chain of sUpply for next generation medical RadionuclidEs), a HORIZON EURATOM funded project.

The project consortium includes 18 partners from Poland, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Romania and the UK, being coordinated by the National Center for Nuclear Research in Poland.

The SECURE project aims to make a major contribution to the sustainability of medical isotope production and its safe application in Europe. It is focusing on promising developments in the design of irradiation targets, and production routes for existing and new isotopes in nuclear therapy and diagnostics.

Objectives are the following:

  1. to remove critical barriers along the production of its selected alpha and beta-emitting isotopes that restrict sustainable production,
  2. to develop a framework of guidance and recommendations that enable exploring the full clinical potential of alpha and beta particle therapy and its safe application
  3. to provide important lessons learned that act as a demonstration case for addressing issues in upscaling and sustained isotope production.

The ambition of the SECURE consortium is to identify and efficiently use the current resources for new radionuclides, particularly for alpha emitters and the relevant beta-emitting theranostic radionuclides.

The development of alternative technologies for the production of such therapeutic radionuclides for improved patient treatment requires multidisciplinary scientific and technological knowledge including physics, chemistry, material science, machining of target materials, chemistry, biology and radiobiology, radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine.

Link to the official webpage of SECURE project can be found here.

Contact persons from the cluster:
Prof.dr. Cipriana Stefanescu
President of Scientific Committee of IMAGO-MOL Cluster, Nuclear Medicine professor,
Scientific Coordinator of the project

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