Capability statement

WEST COAST NUCLEAR PHARMACY is a Full Service Independent Radiopharmacy serving the North, South and Central Florida areas since 2005. A recent expansion into an 8,500 square foot USP <797> state of the art facility, allows us to now offer our services to an extended delivery area. Sixty years of combined radiopharmaceutical and independent pharmacy operations experience allows us to exceed the expectations of our broad customer base. Our experience also allows us to provide customized, patient focused, service options that corporate pharmacies cannot provide. West Coast Nuclear pharmacy provides all radiopharmaceuticals necessary to meet the needs of today's nuclear medicine industry. We have been on the forefront in Florida of dispensing LEU Tc99m (Low Enriched Uranium Tc99m) on a daily basis – LEU Tc99m is the non-weapons grade source of radioactive material for medical use that will be mandated in the coming years. LEU Tc99m is the government preferred radioisotope, that is incentivized monetarily. West Coast Nuclear Pharmacy received a recognition award from the National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy in 2015 for supporting the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) in the international community.

Patient care, safety and customer service are our top priorities. Our service contracts for services have no hidden fees for isotopes, delivery, or gas. We use the latest innovative BioDose and NMIS software from EC2 that will fully integrate into your PACS system for online ordering.

Capabilities

Sixty years of combined radiopharmaceutical and independent pharmacy operations experience.

US Patented & Proprietary Cleaning Process for Radiopharmaceutical Reusable PIGS (lead lined container that transports radioactive doses) – this is the ONLY process that virtually eliminates contaminants and blood-borne pathogens that exist once exposed to returned/used syringes.

•  A high percentage of pigs with inserts are still contaminated with blood on arrival. According to a study, 5.8% of the PIGS inserts were found to be contaminated with blood before dose administration. Technologists and patients are exposed to a potential route of environmental transmission of blood-borne pathogens, so eliminating this risk is crucial.

•  Our PROPRIETARY use of the U.S. Patented sterilization process kills bacteria and viruses with the combination of a disinfectant and high washing temperature, providing an optimum level of sterilization.

Sixty years of combined radiopharmaceutical and independent pharmacy operations experience. WCNP














Business summary

WCNP is the largest nuclear pharmacy in Florida, and we continue to be the leader in nuclear medicine sales within our market. Our brand-new state of the art facility is a testament to our continued success and growth. Our list of services offered have been extended because of the provisions we are continuously making.

  1. Independent Full Service Nuclear Pharmacy (decisions made locally)
  2. Member of UPPI - Nationwide buying group of 90 Pharmacies/li>
  3. National Coverage -- Cost Effective – Product Choice
  4. Trusted Partner – Community Based
  5. Supplier Diversity – Customized Solutions to meet specific patient care.
  6. Purchase of Mo-99m Generators from Lantheus with non-HEU (LEU Tc-99m) material available
  7. U.S.P 797 Certified Pharmacy Cleanroom
  8. Consignment Dose Program Available
  9. On-line Society of Nuclear Medicine Continuing Education Hours (CEU)'s provided for Nuclear Medicine Technologists at no charge
  10. Survey meter calibration and rental program
  11. Discount on Co-57 flood sources and nuclear medicine supplies
  12. Reimbursement Specialist provided at no charge

UPPI

UPPI and its network of nuclear pharmacies provide the national coverage needed to service large GPOs while maintaining the ability to offer local facilities the flexible options often required at the local level. UPPI members have access to the full scope of high quality radiopharmaceutical products for diagnostic and therapeutic uses and are able to provide the highest level of patient specific cost effective healthcare.

UPPI member nuclear pharmacies are your locally owned partners in healthcare with a vested interest in the local community. They provide unparalleled customer service, access to reimbursement specialists, continuing education support and clinical expertise. The purchasing power of the UPPI network of nuclear pharmacies provides a choice of products from multi-source supplier contracts which insure you, our customer, of the customized solution and high quality service you can rely upon for important, often life changing, decisions.

As an organization, UPPI is well positioned to assist Nuclear Pharmacy owners in promoting their businesses and in managing growth. Through its network of Nuclear Pharmacies, UPPI facilitates the open exchange of information, leading to the development of strategies that enhance the delivery of quality nuclear pharmacy services and insure improved patient outcomes.

UPPI Locations

Pig Sterilization

We are continually engaged in new product development such as:

US Patented & Proprietary Cleaning Process for Radiopharmaceutical Reusable PIGS (lead lined container that transports radioactive doses) – ONLY process that virtually eliminates contaminants and blood born pathogens that exist once exposed to returned/used syringes.

A high percentage of pigs with inserts are still contaminated with blood on arrival. According to a study, 5.8% of the insert pigs were found to be contaminated with blood before dose administration.1 Technologists and patients are exposed to a potential route of environmental transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

Our PROPRIETARY use of the U.S. Patented sterilization process kills bacteria and viruses with the combination of a disinfectant and high washing temperature, providing an optimum level of sterilization.