Amsterdam UMC Imaging Center

BV Cyclotron VU

Medical isotopes for clinical use and research

BV Cyclotron VU  is an experienced GMP productions center in the Netherlands since 1987. With our three cyclotrons we produce radiopharmaceuticals and radionuclides for medical diagnostics and research.

Our team is committed to manufacture the expected quantity of products in our state-of-the-art production facilities on time and delivers them worldwide via a high-quality distribution network. We comply to the highest quality-, safety and environmental standards.

Thanks to our strategic location at the Imaging Center Amsterdam, we are connected with nuclear medicine physicians, pharmacists and researchers to best address their current and future patients’ needs.

Having three cyclotrons guarantees high capacity and back-up options, which makes us a reliable partner for hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and research centers all over the world. 

Due to the relative short half-life of our products, fast delivery is crucial. Being located in the center of The Netherlands and close to Schiphol Airport gives us optimal conditions for reliable distribution worldwide. 

BV Cyclotron VU is positioned and equipped to produce and supply professionally the growing worldwide demand for many years to come, combining flexibility and reliability with a strong client focus.

Founded in Amsterdam in 1987

BV Cyclotron VU  has rapidly developed into a well-established global specialty pharmaceutical company running three modern cyclotrons and several cleanrooms, equipped with the newest hot-cells, synthesis- and dispensing equipment.

Since the beginning, we have pioneered in medical isotope production in The Netherlands and have operated exclusively in the expanding field of nuclear medicine. Our emphasis on research and development indicates that our products are not limited to applications in oncology, but are also used to explore other fields such as neurology and cardiology. Our annual output has been growing steadily, with a current production output of at least 80.000 patient doses per year, typically used PET imaging.

Portfolio of products for research and clinical use

We supply six distinct market-leading radiopharmaceuticals and radionuclides used for research, diagnosis and treatment planning of patients.

Our Fludeoxyglucose (18F), Fluorocholine 18F and PyLTM (18F-DCFPyL) for Injection, are mostly used by nuclear medicine departments of hospitals in The Netherlands.

Our longer-lived isotope, Zirconium-89 (89Zr) is mostly used by researchers from academic centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and medical device manufacturers worldwide, while the KryptoScanTM (81Rb/81mKr) generator is used within Europe.

We are also the inventors of the type A transport container made of Lead or Tungsten.


Radiochemicals for research and clinical use