PETwave - Microwave-Assisted Radiosynthesis


Why should I use a microwave?

Microwave technology has become a common tool for chemical synthesis both in academia and industry. Compared to conventional means of synthesis, the advantages of heating with a microwave include:

  • Faster reaction times
  • Greater yields
  • Improved purity
  • Better reproducibility
  • Enhanced reaction control


PETWave - Microwave-Assisted Radiolabeling in the Hot Cell

Open up new reaction pathways, dramatically increase radiochemical yields, and improve purity profiles for 11C, 18F, and 68Ga labeling chemistries. The PETwave brings these advantages of microwave heating into the hot cell by separating the cavity from the magnetron and control system, creating a small-footprint system suitable for hands-free manipulation and routine use.
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