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Centre for Probe Development & Commercialization (CPDC) Appoints New CEO and President

Hamilton, Ontario, October 3, 2018 – The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC), a global leader in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals, today is announcing that its founder, Dr. John Valliant, has stepped down from his role as CEO to focus his time as the CEO of Fusion Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Valliant will

CPDC and McMaster Nuclear Reactor Sign Research Agreement for Production of High Value Medical Isotopes

HAMILTON, Ontario, September 13, 2018 – The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC), a global leader in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals, and the McMaster Nuclear Reactor facility (MNR), a leading research reactor program that provides a source of medical radioisotopes, announced today that they have signed an agreement to explore the

ImaginAb and CPDC Announce Clinical Trial Supply Manufacture and Distribution Agreement for ImaginAb’s CD8 Immuno PET Tracer

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LOS ANGELES, August 29, 2018 – ImaginAb Inc, an immuno-oncology imaging company, and Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC), a Canadian centre of excellence specializing in radiopharmaceutical development and cGMP manufacturing, today announced that they have entered into a development and manufacturing agreement for the supply of ImaginAb’s clinical-phase Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging

Canada’s science minister announces $10.5 million federal boost for McMaster research commercialization

Hamilton, Ontario – July 30, 2018 – McMaster’s Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization, which converts research on medical isotopes into new diagnostic tests and cancer treatments, has received a significant boost in the form of $10.5 million in federal funding. Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan visited the university’s commercialization hub at

CPDC’s collaborative partner ARTMS Products Inc. raises $3 Million USD to advance a safe alternative way to locally produce medical isotopes and avoid future supply disruptions

Vancouver, British Columbia. – December 18, 2017 – Today, CPDC’s collaborative partner ARTMS Products Inc., the leader in the development of novel technologies which enable the production of the world’s most-used diagnostic imaging isotope, announced it has raised $3 million USD. The investment comes from Quark Venture Inc. and GF Securities, through their Global Health

Fusion Pharmaceuticals Completes Oversubscribed Series A Financing Totaling $46 Million USD to Develop Targeted Alpha Therapeutics

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HAMILTON, ONTARIO, September 25, 2017 – Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted alpha-particle radiotherapeutics for treating cancer, today announced it has completed a second closing of its Series A financing, securing an additional $21 million USD in capital and bringing the total capital raised to $46 million USD. New investors in the second

CPDC Launches Fusion Pharmaceuticals with a $25M USD Series A Financing to Develop Targeted Radiotherapeutics as Cancer Treatments

HAMILTON ONTARIO, February 23, 2017 – Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a newly formed biopharmaceutical company developing targeted alpha-particle radiotherapeutics for treating cancer, today announced the closing of a $25 million Series A financing led by founding venture investor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc., with investments by HealthCap, TPG Biotech, Genesys Capital and FACIT (Fight Against

CPDC In-Licenses Enabling Technology to Advance Effectiveness of Immunotherapy

The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, announces that it has licensed the Centyrin® platform from Janssen Biotech, Inc. for exclusive use in combination with its radiopharmaceutical expertise to create novel nuclear imaging probes against immunotherapy drug targets. Immunotherapy has become one of the most active areas in

Cellectar Biosciences Announces Partnership with Radiopharmaceutical Specialists, CPDC, to Establish Manufacturing Capacity in Anticipation of CLR 131 Pivotal Trial and Commercial Production

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRB) (the “company”), an oncology-focused, clinical stage biotechnology company, today announced it has selected Hamilton, Ontario-based Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC), a well-respected GMP manufacturing organization specializing in radiopharmaceuticals, as a supplier of the company’s lead phospholipid drug conjugate (PDC), CLR 131.

Two top research organizations join to speed cancer research with molecular probes

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, will work together to create novel molecular probes for non-invasive imaging in cancer research, drug development and patient care. The two leading organizations will form an International Probe Development Consortium (IPDC) to enable and support their collaboration.

FACIT Announces Investment

FACIT and Fusion Pharmaceuticals (“Fusion”) announced an investment to support the development of Fusion’s radiopharmaceutical FPX-01 for the treatment of cancer.

NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize Honours Medical Isotope Team CycloMed99

NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize Honours Medical Isotope Team CycloMed99 (Vancouver, BC) – For their outstanding teamwork in realizing a solution for safe and reliable isotope production for hospitals in Canada, interdisciplinary research team CycloMed99 will be receiving a prestigious national award at a ceremony in Ottawa today. The Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada,

CPDC Cancer Imaging Research Programs Receive Renewed Funding of $2.9 Million from OICR

Investment acknowledges groundbreaking progress and provides CPDC with additional resources to continue work to bring new radiopharmaceuticals for personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment to clinical use in Ontario. HAMILTON ON and LONDON ON: APRIL 23, 2012 – Cancer research in Ontario, aimed at developing the next generation of radiopharmaceuticals, received a financial boost today. The

Radiopharmaceutical for Targeted Treatment of Prostate Cancer to Enter Clinical Trials

Canadian centre of excellence partners with US-based Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals to manufacture a new radiopharmaceutical for clinical trials that will evaluate the potential to deliver targeted radiotherapy directly to metastatic prostate cancer. HAMILTON, ON, and CAMBRIDGE, MA: JANUARY 30, 2012— A new targeted radiopharmaceutical, designed to deliver a therapeutic dose of radiation directly to metastatic

McMaster, CPDC open new $22-million nuclear research facility

Hamilton, Ont. August 24, 2011—McMaster University officially unveiled today its newly expanded Nuclear Research Building, a new cyclotron facility and improvements to the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) Building: facilities which are now available for the world’s leading nuclear scientists and engineers. Nuclear sciences and engineering received $22-million from the federal and provincial governments in 2009

Joint Venture Announced to Expand Use of Molecular Imaging in Ontario for Patient Care and Research of Cancer and Other Serious Diseases

CanProbe focuses on developing new radiopharmaceuticals to meet growing Canadian and global demand for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic molecular probes. TORONTO, ON (June 22, 2011)—CanProbe, a unique, not-for-profit joint venture to advance the use of medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer and other serious diseases, was announced today by the Centre for Probe Development

CPDC Joins National Project to Develop Alternative Sources of Medical Isotopes

Non-reactor-based production of medical isotopes could provide Canadians with back-up or supplementary supplies and ease disruptions to patient scans. HAMILTON, ON: JANUARY 24, 2011 – The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) joined the Government of Canada today to announce a national project to develop alternative sources of medical isotopes that could help to

Scientific Director among Top 40 Under 40

HAMILTON: JUNE 7, 2010 – A McMaster University professor, working on the next generation of molecular imaging probes for the early detection of disease, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. John Valliant, associate professor in the departments of Chemistry and Medical Physics, and CEO and scientific director of the Centre for

Scientific Director delivers SNM opening plenary lecture

HAMILTON: JUNE 14, 2009 –Challenging times are shaping the future of molecular imaging probe development and nuclear medicine, according to the CPDC’s John Valliant. Valliant, PhD, scientific director and CEO at the CPDC, spoke at the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto on June 14, 2009, where he urged scientists to be innovative

Examining the Future of Molecular Imaging

HAMILTON: FEBRUARY 9, 2009 – The future of molecular imaging and its impact on patient care highlighted the CPDC’s inaugural probe development workshop on January 30. More than 120 participants, spanning multiple sectors – academia, health care, not-for-profit, federal/provincial government and industry – gathered at the University Club on McMaster University’s campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

Ontario Leading Fight Against Breast Cancer

McGuinty Government Supporting New Approach To Early Detection HAMILTON: JANUARY 23, 2009 – Ontario has been chosen to lead the development and evaluation of new technologies for detecting breast cancer. Hamilton was selected by GE Healthcare to be the first site in the world to receive new prototype technologies for use in a molecular breast

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