Investigation of factors affecting adhesion of 99Tcm labelled colloids to glass vials

Nucl Med Commun. 1990 May;11(5):375-81. doi: 10.1097/00006231-199005000-00005.


Factors which may possibly influence the adhesion of 99Tcm labelled colloid to glass vials were investigated. Of five colloids studied, two protein-free tin colloids were affected most by the problem, some 12-18% being lost by adhesion to the glass vial when the colloid was left resting on the bench, or 60-87% when it was rotated for a period of 4 h. The proportion of activity which adhered to the vial was dependent on the time the product had been contained within it, whether on the bench or rotated. Two of the colloids, both of which contained protein, were affected only slightly by the problem, one being a tin colloid and the other a sulphur colloid. An antimony sulphide colloid, which contained no added protein, was virtually unaffected by the problem. The degree of adhesion was not related to the pH of the product, nor to the temperature at which the product was stored, nor to the tendency of the colloid particles to grow in size upon vigorous agitation.

MeSH terms

  • Colloids
  • Drug Packaging*
  • Glass*
  • Technetium*
  • Time Factors
  • Transportation


  • Colloids
  • Technetium