Dr. Meier, a medical physicist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, needed Lu-177 for scanner calibration, a crucial step in ensuring the safe and effective delivery of targeted radiotherapy to young patients.

Hope Delivered: SHINE's Lu-177 Supply Chain Solution Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients

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Hope Delivered: SHINE's Lu-177 Supply Chain Solution Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients

Hope Delivered: SHINE's Lu-177 Supply Chain Solution Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients

For doctors specializing in targeted radiotherapies, the radioisotope Lu-177 is a vital tool in the fight against cancer. However, limited availability and logistical hurdles often pose significant challenges.

At the recent SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) annual conference, this issue took center stage for our team.  

Dr. Meier, a medical physicist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, needed Lu-177 for scanner calibration, a crucial step in ensuring the safe and effective delivery of targeted radiotherapy to young patients. It was Sunday, and Dr. Meier needed the dose in-hand by Thursday to keep a patient’s treatment schedule on course.  

He needed to know – could SHINE come through on such short notice?

This is exactly the type of need SHINE had been preparing for over the past decade.

Our teams have poured countless hours into developing innovative solutions that address the root causes of supply chain issues in nuclear medicine. We proactively produce and store inventory of Ilumira (n.c.a. Lu-177) in anticipation of helping those in need, and plan to expand our offerings to include other promising isotopes like terbium-161.

Within 72 hours of taking Dr. Meier’s order at our trade show booth, we shipped 50mCi of Ilumira and confirmed delivery to the hospital. Cincinnati Children’s was able to calibrate their camera, and the patient’s treatment could stay on track.

This success story marks our 56th customer vial of Ilumira dispensed and shipped since mid-March, a testament to our team's hard work and dedication. Our shipments have included DMF and updated DMF product, multiple human-use shipments, and international shipments to multiple countries.

At the same time, our work isn't just about meeting quotas or hitting targets -- it's about making a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most.  

Behind every millicurie of Ilumira we produce and distribute, there is a patient counting on us. Our innovations are not just technical achievements -- they are the building blocks of a resilient supply chain designed to improve patient access to the best possible treatment, without delay or disruption.

To learn more, visit shinefusion.com/isotope-sales or contact us at ilumira@shinefusion.com to place your order

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