Term used to define a pharmaceutical, having a activity center containing a metal. Platinum (cisplatin, carboplatin) and gold (Auranofin) compounds are well-known in cancer therapy whereas some other gold compounds (aurithiomalate, aurothioglucose) are important antiarthritic drugs. A wide range of Tc compounds (e.g. Tc-labelled antibodies, Tc-mercaptoacetyl glycine complex) are used for diagnostic imaging of renal, cardiac and cerebral functions and of various forms of cancer. Gadolinium (III) polyaminopolycarboxylic crown complexes are widely used as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging.

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European Medicines Agency recomments to pull linear Gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents from market | EVISA's News
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Impressions from the 5th Metallomics Symposium | EVISA's News
Gadolinium speciation analysis in search for the cause of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Jürgen Gailer
Impressions from the 6th Metallomics Symposium | EVISA's News
Link database: Hong Kong: Open Laboratory of Chemical Biology: C.-M. Che (HKU)
Directory of scientists: Katarzyna Pawlak
Non-chromatographic separation techniques for speciation analysis | EVISA's News