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Separation of germanium-68 from gallium-68

United States Patent Application

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A method for separating germanium-68 from gallium-68 using an anion exchange resin and a chelating/complexing agent containing a plurality of carboxylic acid groups and at least three carbon atoms to the first solution is disclosed together with a generator apparatus for providing a source of gallium-68.
Fassbender, Michael E. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 367,572
March 3, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.