Translational Radiopharmacy (TRP)
The mission of UNM’s Translational Radiopharmacy is to:
- Provide education in radiopharmacy and radiopharmaceutical sciences to graduate and undergraduate students at UNM, as well as allied health students, including nuclear medicine technologists, medical students, medical residents and chemical and nuclear engineers. Educational programs include Nuclear Education Online and the Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist program.
- Collaborate with university faculty and private companies and organizations to develop new radiopharmaceuticals. The pharmacy partners with the New Mexico Center for Isotopes in Medicine to develop radiopharmaceuticals for both diagnostic and therapeutic treatments.
- Provide clinical services to the hospitals and clinics of New Mexico, while offering students a best practices environment.
UNM opened the nation’s first centralized radiopharmacy in 1972. The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy and the Atomic Energy Commission licensed this centralized radiopharmacy, which spawned a new industry. Today there are more than 400 radiopharmacies in the U.S. and more than 600 worldwide. Radiopharmacy has enhanced nuclear medicine by providing readily available and cost-effective time-sensitive unit-dose radiopharmaceuticals to hospital and clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
The UNM Translational Radiopharmacy is a fully functional and licensed pharmacy in the state of New Mexico. It is also licensed by the New Mexico Environmental Department, Radiation Control Bureau.
UNM Translational Radiopharmacy (TRP)
2502 Marble Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131