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On Monday 11 July 2011, the fourth 'Measurement Science in Chemistry' International Summer School started in Poznań, Poland. In this edition, 43 students from thirteen countries participated from Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Uganda and Ukraine.
The two inventions relate to immunotherapy, the treatment of cancers with radio labelled antibodies. This technique utilises radionuclides in association with antibodies or peptides specific to antigens expressed on tumorous cells. To bind a radionuclide to a vector, it is necessary to use bifunctional agents with two specific binding sites. Consequently, the inventions describe three bifunctional chelating agents for metals and especially for actinides and lanthanides, and even more specifically for 225Ac. Three bifunctional vectors — macrocycle ligands of the type polyaza polycarboxilic or polyphosphonic — their method of synthesis, and their uses are disclosed in the inventions.