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Central Radiopharmaceutical Services Inc. (CRS)

In 1970 UB established the first centralized radiopharmaceutical service. Today CRS occupies approximately 12,000 sq. ft. of space, which includes a state of the art 30 mEv cyclotron. The PET and solid target production is located in Parker Hall on the UB South Campus and the non PET operations are located at 840 Aero Drive Suite 150 near the Buffalo International airport.

Today CRS serves over thirty clinical sites, prepares twenty radiopharmaceuticals in house, and distributes ten others which are purchased from manufacturers in bulk and repackaged for clinical distribution. CRS also makes available to its clinical sites different calibration sources and accessories. Currently the Parker Hall facility is distributing F-18 FDG and N-13 ammonia to other PET imaging facilities in Buffalo , Western and Central New York.


Daniel Guarasci, M.S., PharmD.
Executive Director

Suite 150
840 Aero Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Telephone: (716) 810-0688
Fax: (716) 810-0687
Email: guarasci@buffalo.edu

Lynn Kaczmarek, PharmD.
Director of PET Radiopharmaceutical Services

105 Parker Hall
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
Telephone: (716) 838-5889
Fax: (716) 838-4918
Email: kaczmare@buffalo.edu

Education

Central Radiopharmaceutical Services Inc. (CRS) serves over thirty clinical sites and prepares twenty radiopharmaceuticals including a variety of cyclotron produced positron emission tomography (PET) agents. Products are packaged as either multi or unit dose.

This wide range of products ideally situates CRS as a practical training site for students in the Nuclear Medicine Residency and Technology Programs as well as pharmacy students in the Pharmacy Doctoral Program, who are specializing in Nuclear Pharmacy. In addition training is provided for Nuclear Pharmacy Residents.

 
Last updated: September 5, 2008