Synthesis of F18, N13, O15, and C11

Fluordeoxyglucose F18 is a radiolabelled component used in positron emission tomography (PET), a scanning technique becoming invaluable in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Much of the equipment created for the synthesis of F18, N13, O15, and C11 utilizes off-the-shelf components from our product lines.

M Series syringe-free pump

syringe-free pump

The patented M Series liquid handling pump is a syringe-free pump capable of delivering a bidirectional flow to six orders of magnitude.

Cheminert liquid handling valves

low pressure valve

Stream selectors and switching valves are available for 1/16", 1/8", or 1/4" OD tubing. Most are available in 4, 6, 8, and 10 port configurations.

Cheminert fittings

plugs and caps

Cheminert fittings are ideally suited for applications requiring an inert, biocompatible, metal-free flowpath. Wetted materials are PFA, FEP, CTFE, or PEEK. The wide selection of adapters allows connection to male and female luers, 360 micron, 1/32", 1/16", 1/8", and 1/4" metal and plastic tubing, 1/8" and 1/4" pipe thread, and glass tubing.

PEEK tubing

PEEK tubing

PEEK tubing has the strength required to withstand continuous use at HPLC pressure without swelling or bursting, and is not affected by halide salts, high strength buffers, or other aggressive mobile phases that corrode stainless steel. The polymer surface will not leach metal ions into the eluent or extract metal-sensitive components from the sample.

Cheminert HPLC valves

HPLC injector

Higher pressure switching valves, injectors, and selectors are ideal for handling reactor gases. Choose from 4, 6, 8, or 10 port versions.