From Neutron to Patient™

The Grand Opening of POINT Biopharma's Indianapolis Manufacturing Facility

Our Journey Began With An Idea

Joe McCann, Co-Founder and CEO:

The Power Of Precision

All common cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, external beam radiotherapy and surgery, put a significant burden on both patients and their families. A new generation of radiopharmaceutical treatments are improving patient outcomes by precisely targeting tumors using ligands carrying radioisotopes. Lutetium-177 (Lu-177) has emerged as one of the radioisotopes of choice for the new generation of radiopharmaceutical treatments. Lu-177 does not appear naturally in nature; its production and usage is truly a remarkable feat.

The Creation of Lutetium-177


Rare minerals are mined that contain trace amounts of Ytterbium, a metal with the symbol Yb on the periodic table. Pure Yb is then purified from the mineral ore.


The purified Yb is sent to a Calutron, a machine similar to a mass spectrometer, which further separates the purified Yb based on its mass. This process creates a stock of stable isotope Yb-176.


The Yb-176 is transported to a nuclear reactor, where it is irradiated. The addition of neutrons turns a small amount of the Yb-176 into a new isotope, Lutetium-177.


Time is of the essence; the Lu-177 contained in the Yb-176 target has a half-life of only 6.6 days. It is therefore immediately transported to POINT's facility, where the Lu-177 will be purified, combined with the targeting ligand, and shipped to a treatment site for injection into the patient, all in ~4 days.

Welcome To Our 80,000 ft² State-Of-The-Art Production Facility

The facility is licensed for alpha and beta emitting isotopes, and contains dedicated space for commercial-scale automated packaging. The current facility layout includes three clinical production suites, four isotope production suites, and three commercial production suites, with capacity for future expansion.

Located at the Crossroads of America in Indianapolis, Indiana, shipments from the facility can reach 50% of the US population within 10 hours by local ground transportation, and to the rest of North America and Western Europe within 48 hours by air.

Production Clean Rooms

The large glass walls of the clean rooms serve a dual purpose – in addition to creating an open line of sight to all operations, they are also a key part of the ventilation systems, acting as transparent air ducts  to return air back to the HEPA filters.

Analytical Labs

Designed for both maximum safety and flexibility, the walls separating the different areas of the analytical labs have been lined with lead to prevent radiation from one section impacting the operators and machinery located in another.

Air Filtration and HVAC

Airflow and ventilation are key features of a GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, especially when radioactive materials are handled. Over 160 HEPA fan filter units work in unison to supply ISO-certified rooms with incredibly low particulate airflow.

Microscopic, Cancer-Seeking Missiles

Radioligands are a type of radiopharmaceutical designed to precisely deliver radiation to tumors

Dr. Oliver Sartor, Tulane School of Medicine & Member of POINT Biopharma's Global Advisory Board:

If You Can See It, You Can Treat It

Radiopharmaceutical targets can be used to deliver radioisotopes for diagnostic purposes as well as for therapeutic purposes, leading to the emergence of an exciting new field of medicine: theranostics


First, a diagnostic scan using a camera that detects radioisotope emissions is performed on patients injected with the ligand carrying an imaging isotope such as Gallium-68 that targets a receptor in the tumor.


The tumors illuminated in the imaging scan can be targeted using a similar ligand carrying a therapeutic isotope such as Lutetium-177, to deliver radiation directly to the tumor.

Jessica Jensen, EVP Clinical Development:

Radio­pharma­ceuticals Have A Bright Future Ahead

Pan-Tumor Targeting

New tissues agnostic ligands have the potential to exponentially increase the number of cancer indications treated by radioligands. An example of a tissue agnostic ligand is our PNT2004 program, which targets Fibroblast activation protein-α (or FAP-α). Found across a wide variety of tumors, targeting FAP-α with a radioligand could significantly increase that number of patients which could benefit from this breakthrough technology.

Improving On-Target Delivery

In addition to new targeting innovations, technologies to further increase the precision of radioligands are being developed by POINT, like our CanSEEK™ technology that prevents radioligands from binding to targets in healthy tissue, limiting accumulation of radioactivity in undesired locations.

Radioisotope Innovation

New radioisotopes like Actinium-225 and Astatine-211 are also beginning to enter clinical trials, each with a unique set of cancer fighting characteristics. More radioisotopes will enable new treatments, further improving patient outcomes.

A New Pillar of Oncology

Dr. Neil Fleshner, Chief Medical Officer:

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