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Simple and Fast Method for Radiolabelling Antibodies against Breast Cancer

Radioactive antibodies that target cancer cells are used for medical diagnostics with PET imaging or for targeted radioimmunotherapy. Researchers from the University of Zurich have created a new method for radiolabelling antibodies using UV light. In less than 15 minutes, the proteins are ready-to-use for cancer imaging or therapy.

Using UV light, radiolabelled antibodies can be produced in just 15 minutes. (Image: Jason P. Holland, UZH)

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