Shaping the Future of Molecular PET Imaging
FluoroPharma (FPMI) is developing breakthrough molecular imaging agents for positron emission tomography (PET) which will fulfill critical unmet medical needs. The company’s agents will give clinicians important tools for the detection and assessment of pathology before clinical manifestation of diseases.
Recent Event - FluoroPharma Presents at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum
FluoroPharma President, Thomas Tulip, presented at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum, co-hosted by Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on October 27th, 2015. Click here to read more.
This imaging agent exploits the dietary needs of the heart as it relates to glucose and fatty acids. By introducing a radio-labeled analog to the natural fatty acids utilized as an energy source by the heart we can visualize the anatomic location and state of the muscle within the areas defined by the specific coronary artery blood flow distribution and detect problems in advance of symptoms that would lead to a stress test.
By recognizing the electrical charge of the myocardial cell walls this imaging agent allows a view into the blood flow of the heart. It identifies tissue with perfusion as well as mitochondrial integrity of the cells - a strong indicator for cell viability.