Technology Transfer: door opener for collaboration opportunities
With targeted technology transfer, PSI pursues the goal of strengthening the competitiveness and innovative strength of Swiss companies in particular through an active exchange between research and industry. New knowledge and findings from research should lead to new ideas, problem solutions and marketable innovations.
The technology transfer team at PSI represents the interface between research and third parties and is a door opener for collaborations with industry, SMEs or academic partners.
Promising collaboration with ITM in the field of cancer therapy
PSI and ITM Isotope Technologies Munich SE (ITM), a leading radiopharmaceutical biotech company, have entered into a collaboration for the joint development of the production of a novel therapeutic radionuclide, terbium-161. In this collaboration, PSI and ITM will combine their respective technologies and expertise in the production of terbium-161, including clinical and commercial use in targeted radionuclide therapy for the treatment of cancer. The goal is to be able to offer cancer patients new and better treatment options.
Terbium-161 has been identified as a very promising therapeutic isotope for targeted radionuclide therapy in cancer due to its excellent physicochemical properties: The convincing therapeutic capabilities of terbium-161 have been demonstrated in various preclinical studies at PSI. The collaboration with ITM - a pioneer and major player in the field of radiopharmaceutical applications - aims to combine PSI's long-standing research with ITM's extensive knowledge to drive further innovation in radionuclide therapy.
With this collaboration, ITM expands its research and production portfolio alongside Lutetium-177 and Actinium-225, which are currently the most widely used medical radioisotopes for targeted radionuclide therapy and which ITM supplies to hospitals and pharmaceutical partners worldwide.