U of Buffalo nets $4.6M to purchase PET cyclotron

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The University of Buffalo has received $4.6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to purchase a cyclotron to support the university’s $118 million Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC).

The University of Buffalo’s CTRC and Biosciences Incubator are currently under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in conjunction with Kaleida Health’s Global Vascular Institute. The combined $291 million, 10-story building, located next to Buffalo General Hospital, will serve as an academic home for clinical and translational science.

The PETrace cyclotron will be housed in the lower level of the University of Buffalo-Kaleida Health building, which is scheduled to open in fall 2011. The building has been designed with 4,000 square feet of space in the basement dedicated specifically for the University of Buffalo cyclotron. Installation is scheduled for summer 2011, said the university.