February 27, 2013
On February 22, 2013, Bracco released a customer letter with an update regarding the recent delays in the shipments of CardioGen-82 (Rubidium Rb 82 Generator).
As a result of manufacturing delays that set back the production schedule in December and January, Bracco has focused on an overall process improvement plan, including a more effective and timely “Generator Release Process” as well as a thought out communication plan.
Compounding these manufacturing delays are limitations due to raw material (Sr-82) procurement and supply, including fluctuations such as Sr-82 supply throughout the year due to cyclotron/accelerator operational schedules. Bracco has worked hard to create delivery schedules that meet the customer’s needs, however occasional modification to the customer’s optimal delivery schedule will occur.
Production schedules have resumed and will be back to a normal delivery schedule soon.
SNMMI will keep you updated as information becomes available. To review the customer letter,please click on the attached document.