The removal of certain internal radioactive contaminants can be accomplished by administering chelating agents that can preferentially complex with radionuclides in the body and increase their rate of clearance, thereby decreasing radiation exposure. Pentetate (diethylenetriaminepentaacetate) calcium trisodium (Ca-DTPA) and pentetate (diethylenetriaminepentaacetate) zinc trisodium (Zn-DTPA) have been shown to be effective in treating internal contamination with radionuclides such as plutonium, americium, or curium. However, because DTPA must be given intravenously or by nebulizer, it is not useful in a mass casualty situation. This Contract advances the development of oral forms of Ca-DTPA and Zn-DTPA that are more suitable for a mass casualty situation.

Project Start
2010-09-30
Project End
2013-09-29
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$1,925,583
Indirect Cost
Name
Sri International
Department
Type
DUNS #
009232752
City
Menlo Park
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94025