Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation

Saskatoon,  SK 
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The Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences (SCCS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is a state-of-the-art facility that supports innovation in nuclear imaging and therapy in living specimens: plants, animals and humans.

This unique-in-Canada user facility, located at the heart of a growing nuclear imaging hub, features a high-energy cyclotron, radiopharmaceutical production facility, and radiochemistry laboratories

Owned by USask and operated by the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (Fedoruk Centre), the SCCS is a class II nuclear facility certified by Health Canada for production of radiopharmaceuticals.

The SCCS enables researchers to test better ways of diagnosing cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease; invent new detectors and targeted therapies; and apply nuclear imaging to advance agricultural sciences.

Key goals are to:

  • Advance cutting-edge life sciences research in plants, animals and humans;
  • Improve medical diagnoses and treatments through nuclear medicine; and
  • Produce clinical-quality radiopharmaceuticals 

Brands: Fedoruk Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences


  • Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences
    The Fedoruk Centre welcomes partnerships for cyclotron-based research and production of radiopharmaceuticals. By 2023, SCCS plans to double the number of facility users.

  • What the SCCS can do for you:  

    • Support research to develop new probes with various imaging modalities such as PET or SPECT imaging. 
    • Support pre-clinical studies for validation of new probes through ‘in vitro’ experiments and through small-animal molecular imaging using microPET and microSPECT scanners
    • Provide real-time imaging with the BioPETx detector—first of its kind in Canada—to study plants under various conditions and detect responses to stressors such as drought, infections, and insect infestations. In collaboration with the University of Regina, detection systems for studying root-soil microbial interaction are also being developed.
    • Provide services for synthesis of radiotracers such as Positron-Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals, optimize their chemistry, and prepare them in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Support large animal imaging on a clinical PET/CT, SPECT/CT or PET/MRI scanner
    • Provide the opportunity for complementary imaging studies at the nearby Canadian Light Source synchrotron
    • Support clinical trials by accelerating the process of moving research into clinical practice. Highly qualified technologists and scientists assist users in advancing projects from concept to clinical trial.
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