Jacksonville Business Journal
by Will Robinson
With investments in two new facilities – the PET Radiochemistry Facility and the Mangurian Building – Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic has dramatically increased its capacity and capabilities in treating cancer and neurological patients. The PET Radiochemistry Facility houses a GE cyclotron and a pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory. Four Mayo scientists in the facility manufacture the radioactive isotopes used by Mayo Clinic in patient scans, including isotopes for cancer imaging, bone scans, heart disease imaging and brain scans. The facility also makes Mayo-developed isotopes to be used in human trials.
Context: Mayo Clinic’s new 190,000-square-foot medical building on its Florida campus will open on Monday, Aug. 6, for patients seeking cancer, neurology and neurosurgical care. Named in honor of benefactors Harry T. Mangurian and his wife, Dorothy Mangurian, the Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building is part of a $330 million investment to develop Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus as the premier medical destination in the Southeast. Mayo Clinic received a $20 million gift from the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support expansion projects and the new medical building for cancer and neurologic services.
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