NPO’s parent company, Eichrom Technologies, specializes in chemical separation products for analytical radiochemistry. When an Eichrom customer needed a shielding solution for a chromatographic nuclear medicine isotope generator, Eichrom and NPO worked together to integrate the chromatographic separation chemistry into a custom engineered shielding package.
The result was a stainless steel, lead filled cannister housing a chromatography column and fluid pathway. Flexible tubing extending from the cannister allows the user to inject fluid into the system and elute a high purity nuclear medicine isotope adsorbed on the chromatography column. A small T-Flex® Tungsten sleeve at the core of the shielding package provides shielding during assembly of the lead cannister and protects and shields the chromatography column during shipping.