Hevesy Laboratory

The aim of the Hevesy Laboratory is to:

  • Carry out research, development and production of radioactive drugs for diagnostics and treatment
  • Produce radioactive isotopes for use in research and with applications in industry and medicine
  • Carry out research in radioecology and perform radiometric analyses of environmental samples and food

The Hevesy Laboratory is named after George de Hevesy (1885 – 1966), who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1943 for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes.

At the Hevesy Laboratory, radioactive isotopes are produced by means of a biomedical cyclotron donated by The John and Birthe Meyer Foundation in 2004.

The Hevesy Laboratory is organized in four sections: