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Our departments

One group, two entities

IRE, world leader in the production of radioisotopes and its prevention division, IRE Lab

IRE ELiT Radiopharma, a laboratory of ideas and actions for radiopharmaceutical innovation

Our figures

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IRE is one of the leaders in the production of molybdenum (99Mo) for the manufacture of technetium-99m (99mTc) generators.

IRE ELiT is one of the only two global suppliers of germanium-68 (68Ge) / gallium-68 (68Ga) generators to have been approved as a drug in Europe and as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in the United States.

Our history

Can benefit from a medical examination each year thanks to radioisotopes produced at IRE

100MTurnoveren 2019
230Employees including
30 at IRE ELiT
15%Of turnover
reinvested in R&D


The values of our company are the moral principles we set for ourselves in the performance of our activities. They shape our corporate culture.

IRE submits its request for a single permit for the construction of a 100% Walloon cyclotron

In 2020, IRE signed a contract with IBA to build a cyclotron on its site in Fleurus. This state-of-the-art equipment will enable the IRE to produce Germanium-68 locally, a key raw material to enable the institute to contribute even more to the fight against cancer. The IRE is pursuing the progress of this project by submitting today an application for a single permit (urban planning and environmental permit).

IRE ELiT and ROTOP Pharmaka enter into a distribution partnership in Germany for Germanium-68/Gallium-68 generator

IRE ELiT and ROTOP Pharmaka, two innovative radiopharmaceuticals companies focused on diagnostics and therapeutics announce today they have entered into an exclusive commercial agreement for the distribution of Galli Ad (the Ge-68/Ga-68 generator from IRE ELiT) in Germany.

IBA selected to equip IRE’s new radioisotope production unit dedicated to cancer diagnosis

The Institute of Radioelements (IRE) has commissioned the Louvain-la-Neuve-based company IBA to install a particle accelerator for the production of radioisotopes for the diagnosis of numerous cancer types such as neuroendocrine tumors and prostate cancer.

IRE supplies a first commercial batch of LEU-based Mo-99

The Institute for radioelements (IRE), one of the leaders in the production of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), the most widely used radio-isotope in nuclear medicine for diagnosis, announced today that the company produced its first commercial Mo-99 Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) batch for the US market.

IRE ELiT and Telix Pharmaceuticals enter French Distribution Agreement for Prostate Cancer Imaging

We are proud to announce today that we have signed a distribution agreement with Advanced Nuclear Medicine Ingredient S.A., a subsidiary of Telix Pharmaceuticlas Limited, for the distribution of the metastatic prostate cancer imaging product TLX591-CDx (68Ga-PSMA-11), a radiopharmaceutical cold kit complementary of its GalliAd 68Ge/68Ga new generation generator, specifically designed for cold kits preparation.