Kit for radiopharmaceutical preparation Tektrotyd receives Marketing Authorisation in the Nordics

create 2016-11-29

SAM Nordic are happy to announce that the kit TEKTROTYD has received Marketing Authorisation in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark this day.

99mTc-Tektrotyd is a radiopharmaceutical indicated for diagnostics of pathological lesions in which somatostatin receptors are overexpressed (particularly subtype 2 and, to a lesser extent, subtypes 3 and 5) and which may be imaged by the labelled ligand.

In particular, these are:

  • Gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NET);
  • pituitary adenomas;
  • tumours originating in a sympathetic system; pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, neuroblastoma, ganglioneurinoma etc.;
  • medullary thyroid carcinoma;
  • the preparation may be potentially useful in the case of other tumours expressing somatostatin receptors of various intensity. Other tumours which may overexpress somatostatin receptors: breast cancer, melanoma, lymphomas, prostate cancer, NSCLC, sarcoma, renal cell carcinoma, differentiated thyroid carcinoma, astrocytoma according to WHO I-IV (including glioblastoma multiforme G-M), meningiomas, ovarian cancer.