An existing building at the research centre was refurbished in consultation with the Health and Medicines Authority to house laboratories and offices and for research into the development of radioactive tracers within bio- and nanotechnology and the production of drugs for cancer diagnosis.
Production of radioactive isotopes takes place in a cyclotron, located in a new subterranean bunker outside the building. The staff access the bunker via a lift tower linked to the existing building by a glassed-in footbridge. The isotopes are transported in sealed systems to sterile rooms where they are processed into drugs.
The laboratories are approved for manufacture of radioactive drugs by the National Institute for Radioactive Hygiene and the Health and Medicines Authority.