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Flotufolastat F 18: Diagnostic First Approval

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posted on 2023-07-11, 23:16 authored by Young-A Heo


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy.  Young-A Heo is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Flotufolastat F 18 (POSLUMA®) is an 18F-labelled radiohybrid (rh) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted imaging agent being developed by Blue Earth Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Bracco Imaging, for prostate cancer imaging. In May 2023, flotufolastat F 18 received its first approval in the USA as a radioactive diagnostic agent for positron emission tomography (PET) of PSMA positive lesions in men with prostate cancer with suspected metastasis who are candidates for initial definitive therapy or with suspected recurrence based on elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of flotufolastat F 18 leading to this first approval.


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