U of S Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences announcement regarding Saskatchewan patient care

SASKATOON - Premier Brad Wall, Minister Responsible for Innovation Jeremy Harrison, and leaders from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Fedoruk Centre and Saskatoon Health Region will participate in an event marking the end of the university's Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences capital project and the start of supply of radioisotopes it produces for Saskatchewan patients.

Saskatchewan Centre of Cyclotron Sciences event

WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:30 am

(Media are requested to arrive no later than 10:15 am)

WHERE: SaskTel Theatre, East end of Royal University Hospital

(Media are requested to meet near the Starbucks in the Royal University Hospital Mall by 10:15 am)

Construction of the $25-million facility began in August 2013 and was completed in November 2014. It was funded by the Government of Saskatchewan, Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Fedoruk Centre. Owned by the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences is operated by the Fedoruk Centre.

The cyclotron facility produces a radioisotope-labelled drug that is used for PET-CT scanning.  Shipments of the drug, which is used in the PotashCorp Centre for Molecular Imaging at Royal University Hospital, began this month. This marks the end of the cyclotron’s three-year capital project and the beginning of its operational life as a supplier of radioisotopes for Saskatchewan patients and researchers.


Note to editors and producers: A video introduction to the facility and how a cyclotron works is available at https://youtu.be/47z6b3XPm4s.


For further information or to confirm attendance, contact:

Matthew Dalzell
Communications Officer
Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation
Phone: 306-966-3379 Cell: 306-280-6245


Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist, University of Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-966-1851 Cell: 306-270-4513

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