14C Radiolabelling

14C Radiolabelling
Product Description

QC and analytical support, including method development and validation, method transfer and radiolabelling stability studies

With our extensive experience in the synthesis and analysis of stable and 14C isotope labelled compounds – from drug discovery through to launch. We can label any compound at any stage, including small molecules, peptides, and antibody drug conjugates.

14C is the radioisotope of choice in preclinical and clinical ADME studies. 14C avoids the challenges encountered with tritium labelling, including label exchange and the loss of label due to radioactive decay.

2H, 13C and 15N stable labels are routinely used to prepare stable labelled versions of APIs. Multiple labels are typically incorporated to ensure complete mass resolution from the unlabelled API.

Isotopic labelling imposes many synthetic challenges beyond those found in normal chemical synthesis. When the isotope is radioactive, this becomes even more demanding. That’s why we offer advice on the most appropriate label position for your molecule, including feasibility and metabolic stability.

We can provide a complete suite of solutions for your radiolabelling needs, including:
- Non-GMP and GMP Stable Labelling
- Facilities and Equipment
- ADC Labelling

- QC and analytical support, including method development and validation, method transfer and stability studies
- Storage and Re-purification


We are MHRA certified for 14C IMP and GMP compliance and we are fully equipped to deliver an industry-leading, cost-effective radiolabelling service.

Almac Group ltd

  • GB
  • 2015
    On CPhI since
  • 5000+
    Employees

Almac Group ltd

  • GB
  • 2015
    On CPhI since
  • 5000+
    Employees

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    Our technical expertise and extensive facilities enable us to offer integrated API contract manufacturing solutions through all stages of the drug development lifecycle.  We are fully supported by dedicated analytical and regulatory teams.

    In addition, we offer numerous support capabilities, including: rapid implementation of chromatography for purification, containment equipment for potent compounds and micronisation to control particle size.  Our dynamic team successfully address many complex project challenges, and implementing our on-site biocatalysis  technology expertise is one example of our responsive solutions.

    Project management is critical for the effective execution and delivery of our  customers’ complex projects.  Our project managers are experienced scientists, working with clients to anticipate and respond to project priorities.

    Almac has an excellent regulatory history with regular inspections by all appropriate regulatory bodies (FDA, MHRA) and our clients.

    Project management is critical for the effective execution and delivery of our  customers’ complex projects.  Our project managers are experienced scientists, working with clients to anticipate and respond to project priorities.

    Almac has an excellent regulatory history with regular inspections by all appropriate regulatory bodies (FDA, MHRA) and our clients.



  • Analytical Services

    Product Analytical Services

    From our state-of-the-art analytical laboratories in the UK and US, our highly skilled analysts deliver comprehensive solutions to support drug substance (API) and drug product development programs. Analytical and microbiological testing solutions for clinical and commercial drug product supply are also provided.

    Our Skilled Professionals
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    Our Comprehensive Services
    We support drug substance and drug product development from early phase to commercialisation and beyond.

  • Biocatalysis Solutions

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    Biocatalysis Solutions:  Biocatalysts are essential tools in chemical synthesis, particularly in the synthesis of pharmaceutical and fine chemical targets. As highly selective catalysts, they offer a direct and simple way to synthesise complex achiral and chiral compounds. The application of biocatalysts in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries continues to grow as it moves from the domain of specialised technology to mainstream methodology. This movement has been facilitated by the increasing commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ availability of biocatalysts. Almac has heavily invested in this area to secure the supply of selectAZymeTM biocatalysts for clients’ non-GMP and GMP manufacturing projects.

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  • Commercial Drug Product Manufacture

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  • Commercial Packaging

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    From our UK and US commercial packaging facilities, we are able to serve global markets. We are MHRA and FDA licensed and have been successfully inspected by global regulatory authorities including PMDA, ANVISA, Turkish Ministry of Health and South Korea FDA. With DEA and UK Home Office approval we are also licensed for the storage and processing of controlled drugs (schedules II-V). Through comprehensive standard operating procedures, rigorous training, and a range of process controls, we can ensure that your products meet the required specifications.

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  • Commercial Storage and Distribution

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  • Pharmaceutical Product Launch and Distribution

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    Our Dedicated Product Supply Team
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    Product Preformulation & Solid State Services

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    Serialisation and Track & Trace
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    Almac have over 7 years’ experience in developing and delivering serialisation solutions to secure our clients supply chains.  Our product serialisation software was designed by our own IS team, enabling us to provide a flexible and adaptable solution to readily meet individual market / client requirements.

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    - Technical / prototype testing artwork
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