Radiochemistry facilities

In August 2021, Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) relaunched the radiochemistry facility at the  University of Manchester’s Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre (WMIC) following its closure in 2020.

WMIC is the only major facility of its kind in the North West and specialises in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and radiochemistry.

The centre also boasts a multi-million-pound cyclotron – one of only a handful in the UK – which is used to supply hard-to-make radiochemicals to drug discovery biotechs and academic innovators, increasing the UK’s potential to discover new and better therapies.