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Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation
For solid cancers that cannot be removed surgically, Kennewick-based Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation (AMIC) has developed an isotope-delivery product that can be injected into the body to give a targeted high dose of radiation. Licensed from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the technology’s “radiogel” system uses a water-based, biodegradable polymer that delivers microspheres of a radioactive medical isotope. Injected as a liquid directly into tumor tissues, the polymer turns into a gel at body temperature, helping it stay in place and irradiate cancer cells. AMIC anticipates commercialization of the product later this year.