Opened July 2013, the Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility (MICF) is owned, operated, and maintained by the University of Alberta. The facility was developed in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), the Government of Alberta, Natural Resources Canada, and Advanced Cyclotron Systems. 

The MICF is a cyclotron with an integrated radiopharmacy. The state-of-the-art facility houses university and AHS researchers and supports the production of isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. 

The MICF is located on the U of A south campus.  


The MICF cyclotron is currently fully operational.


The MICF is a Class II facility licensed and regulated by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). 

    The current operating license was issued in 2015 for a ten-year period. The CNSC inspects the facility annually.



    All MICF staff and visitors must abide by the university's comprehensive health and safety program, developed and managed by Environment, Health & Safety. The facility also maintains an emergency response program in collaboration with University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) and Fire Rescue Services (FRS).

    The MICF meets CNSC environment, health and safety regulations.