Lutetium-177 radionuclide is available from PerkinElmer for research and investigational use. Every lot of Lu-177 is quality tested to ensure consistent purity and activity. Unlike Y-90, Lu-177 is both a beta and a gamma emitter. Lutetium-177 is a radionuclide with exciting potential. Lu-177 is used in a similar manner as Yttrium-90 however, it has slightly different advantages:
- Shorter radius of penetration than Y-90-makes Lu-177 an ideal candidate for radioimmunotherapy for smaller, soft tumors Both gamma and beta properties-enabling it to be used in imaging studies, as well as for treatment
- Through its worldwide distribution capabilities, only PerkinElmer can assure delivery of this isotope to many areas of the world soon after production.