Q: How can I remove a radioactive lutetium drug residue?
A: Lu 177 (lutetium) and other radioactive metal drug residues can be tough to remove. We recommend warm or hot 2-3% dilution of Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent (20 – 30mL/L) followed by a thorough water rinse to clean steel, plastic and other hard surfaces to decontaminate radioactivity.
The acids and chelating agents in Citranox can form water soluble complexes with Lu 177 to make it easy to rinse away.
If this is a CIP application, or otherwise requiring a low foaming detergent, Citrajet® Low-Foam Liquid Acid Cleaner/Rinse would be the equivalent, Safe and highly effective in high pressure sprayers, Clean-In-Place, liquid dispensing washers and other automated cleaning mechanisms.
These detergents will be similarly effective in other common radioactive drug residue removal needs. Contact us any time to discuss your specific radioactive medicine application or USP 800 and related cleaning requirements.
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