Re- and Tc-complexes of the oxidation state (+I) offer a useful synthetic pool for the labeling of biomolecules due to their co-ordination properties and stability, which are superior to compounds of the oxidation state (+V). Based on the results for Tc-tricarbonyl complexes it was the topic of this work to develop an access to similar but higher charged compounds, which could be performed by replacing a neutral [CO]-group by a [NO](+)-group. The resulting Re(I)- and Tc(I)-dicarbonyl-nitrosyl complexes, such as [N(CH2CH3)4][ReX3(CO)2(NO)], show a tendency for co-ordination at carboxylic and amine groups of biomolecules (X = Br, Cl). This was shown with picolinic acid (H-pic), a suitable model for amino acids, forming the neutral complex [ReX(pic)(CO)2(NO)]. In a similar fashion conjugation of [188Re(CO)2(NO)](2+)- or [99mTc(CO)2(NO)](2+)-compounds to proteins or antibodies is feasible. This approach opens a way to a potentially new class of radiopharmaceuticals.