CERN-MEDICIS, a new facility for medical research

MEDICIS robot isotope production for medical research (Image: CERN)

CERN is pleased to invite you to the unveiling of its new facility MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) on Wednesday, 29 November.

This new machine will use a proton beam from ISOLDE to produce radioisotopes for medical research, primarily in hospitals and research centres in Switzerland and across Europe.

With great strides made recently in the use of radioisotopes for diagnostics and treatment, CERN-MEDICIS will be a unique facility that will enable researchers to devise and test new approaches, thanks to the very wide range of radioisotopes that CERN will be capable of producing.

The event will take place on CERN's main site in Meyrin. You will be given a guided tour of the CERN-MEDICIS facility and will have the opportunity to interview the experts.

Practical information

9.30 a.m. Arrival of media representatives at the CERN Reception building (Building 33). The bus will depart at 9.45 a.m.

10.00 a.m. Briefing on CERN-MEDICIS (15’) and Q&A session (15’)

10.30 to 11.00 a.m. Interviews for written press

10.30 to 11.15 a.m. Filming/photo shooting at CERN-MEDICIS for audiovisual media – the bus will depart at 11.15 a.m. for any representatives of the audiovisual media who may wish to leave.

11.15 to 11.45 a.m. Guided tour for written press

11.30 to 12.00 noon Possibility to interview the CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology, Frédérick Bordry.

11.45 a.m. / 12.00 noon End of the tour and return to the CERN reception building.


If you wish to take part in this event, please apply for accreditation at by 24 November. Limited availability.

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Event Date

29 Nov 2017, 09.30 - 12.00



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