November 15 the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland inaugurated an experimental complex based on Russia-designed cyclotron MSS-30/15 manufactured by D.V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA).
The device is intended for production of medical radioisotopes used for early diagnostics of cancer, cardio-vascular and other diseases. The target radionuclides are of short (13 hours to 3 days) or ultra-short (2 to 109 minutes) half-life, which avoids health harm to patients.
The cyclotron is supplied under a governmental contract as a repayment of the debt of the former Soviet Union before Finland.