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Octane and Jubilant forge partnership to launch the most advanced radioisotope delivery system for PET imaging

Kingston, Ontario, October 2014 – Octane Medical Group has established a collaboration with Jubilant DraxImage Inc., a subsidiary of the multinational Jubilant Life Sciences in Uttar Pradesh, India, to develop and produce radioisotope patient infusion lines for RUBY-FILL, the most advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) delivery system for diagnosing critical, life-threatening conditions such as coronary artery disease.

The RUBY-FILL PET system is designed to deliver the highest levels of accuracy and safety in such applications as cardiovascular diagnostics, tissue abnormality detection, and mapping of brain and heart function. Jubilant needed a partner that could meet the complex production process and manufacturing requirements for the infusion lines that will deliver rubidium Rb 82 chloride – a radioactive diagnostic agent used in PET imaging – from the RUBY-FILL closed system to the patient.

Jubilant turned to Octane, which designs, validates and manufactures medical instrumentation and disposable components for clinical applications through Octane Clinical Systems Inc., an Octane venture.

“Using state-of-the-art processes and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), we customized disposable patient lines to meet the specific system and application requirements for RUBY-FILL,” says Octane CEO Tim Smith. “We’re proud of the results we’ve achieved and what that means for patients around the world. We plan to use our process engineering and automation expertise to drive high-capacity production.”

The partnership between Octane and Jubilant has helped to launch RUBY-FILL into clinical practice on a global scale, giving healthcare professionals another powerful, life-saving tool.

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