Areva to build Pb-212 production facility

12 March 2010

An Areva subsidiary is to build a new facility to produce medical-grade lead-212 for anticancer treatments. The facility, to be located at Areva Med’s Bessines site in western France, is scheduled to open in 2013.

Areva CEO Anne Lauvergeon said: “This project illustrates Areva’s capacity for innovation. We are delighted to contribute to the development of innovative medical solutions thanks to our core business activities.”

Lead-212 is used in innovative alpha radio-immunotherapy to combat cancer.

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