Behind the science

1/Nuclear Medicine

Diagnostic tool.

A powerful tool for physicians

Cardiologists and Oncologists are two medical specialties that have been using radiopharmaceuticals in their practices for many years. Cardiologists have used radiopharmaceuticals primarily as a diagnostic tool for cardiac conditions, while Oncologists currently use them for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

How POINT is expanding the reach of radiopharmaceuticals

We are focused on creating new radiopharmaceutical therapies by developing more effective targeting agents and combining them with isotopes that can be administered in outpatient settings.

2/ Medical Isotopes

Icons for Lutetium, Fluorine, Actinium, Gallium

How POINT is using medical isotopes

We use a variety of medical isotopes, both manufactured in-house as well as sourced from external suppliers, to enable us to maintain a position at the forefront of radiopharmaceuticals.

We are focused on using the optimal medical isotope to create the most effective radiopharmaceutical product.

3/ Radioligands

Radioligands diagram

Radioligands are like microscopic, cancer-seeking missiles

There are three parts to a radioligand: the ligand, the medical isotope, and the linker. The ligand is a chemical compound that is designed to specifically bind to receptors overexpressed in tumors. The medical isotope emits high-energy particles that damage the DNA of the cells within the tumor leading to cell death. The linker attaches the medical isotope to the ligand, enabling the medical isotope to be delivered to the tumor.

The benefits of radioligands

Compared to chemotherapy, which is not a targeted therapy and can cause extensive damage to healthy tissue and organs, radioligands precisely deliver radiation to tumors,  damaging the DNA of cells within the tumor while preserving surrounding tissues.

4/ Targeting FAP-α in the Tumor Microenvironment