PETNET opens a new radiopharmacy site in South Florida

New South Florida dual high-capacity cyclotron radiopharmacy

From PETNET Solutions Inc., a Siemens Healthineers company

Joshua Nutting, PharmaD, PETNET Chief Operating Officer

"2022 will mark another milestone on our historical timeline in Florida with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art South Florida facility [...] equipped with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, two high-capacity cyclotrons, and making its debut with a comprehensive portfolio of PET biomarkers that will bring continued reliability and patient access to important diagnostic tools."

Joshua NuttingPharmD, PETNET Chief Operating Officer

Read more on PETNET's history in Florida

Top benefits

  • Dual high-capacity cyclotrons provide enormous isotope production capability and redundant manufacturing pathways to support reliable production
  • Expanded delivery schedule allows for early product availability options 
  • More radiopharmaceutical products for PET and PET/CT imaging, including novel targeted tracers, now available to PETNET South Florida customers
  • Increased production capacity supports growing patient dose volumes with the flexibility to accommodate late add-ons

Customer experience

  • Continue operating smoothly and ordering as normal during a seamless transition to the replacement site
  • Begin to take advantage of expanded delivery windows and start scanning patients earlier in the day
  • Support evolving referrer and patient expectations by offering imaging with a wider array of targeted radiopharmaceuticals
  • Grow your imaging practice while relying on PETNET's dual high-capacity cyclotron site to keep pace with your ordering and scheduling needs, add-ons, and growing demand for novel radiopharmaceutical access

Peek inside the new radiopharmacy

Cyclotron room

Isotope production

Two highly reliable high-capacity cyclotrons are able to manufacture multiple radioisotopes, such as F18, every day.

Hot cell and mini cells

Tracer production

Cutting-edge chemistry equipment supports reliable and high-yield synthesis of a broad portfolio of PET products.

Manufacturing area of PETNET pharmacy

Quality

Each batch of finished drug product undergoes various quality control tests to ensure radiochemical purity, radiopharmaceutical identity, product strength, sterility, and more.

Frequently asked questions 



PETNET's Florida radiopharmacy locations coverage map

PETNET is able to serve 100% of Florida imaging centers

PETNET’s history in Florida dates to 1990 when the first commercial distribution center for PET radiopharmaceuticals began at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. When the facility first opened, it was originally jointly managed by Mallinckrodt Nuclear and CTI Services, a partner company to PETNET’s later parent company CTI. 

When PETNET was formed in 1996 (then P.E.T.Net), the Tampa facility became one of the original 10 PETNET sites in the US. As we expanded and opened new production facilities, our focus on Florida continued as we opened the PETNET Ft. Lauderdale facility in 2000 and the PETNET Jacksonville facility in 2001. As we saw the popularity of the P.E.T. modality grow, we relocated our Tampa facility to a new location with dual cyclotron capabilities in 2004. We later invested in an additional cyclotron at each of the Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville facilities in 2007 and 2008, respectively, which added much needed F 18 capacity. 

Looking ahead, 2022 will mark another milestone on our historical timeline in Florida with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art PETNET South Florida facility. This facility is equipped with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, two high-capacity cyclotrons, and will make its debut with a comprehensive portfolio of P.E.T. biomarkers that will bring continued reliability and patient access to important diagnostic tools. We are proud of our history in Florida and are extremely excited for the future.

Joshua Nutting
PharmD, PETNET Chief Operating Officer

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