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Collaboration Brings Commercial Application of X-ray Detector
May 23 2008
(European Organisation for Nuclear Research) and PANalytical as well as other leading research institutes including Nikhef, the National institute for subatomic physics in the Netherlands.
Medipix2 consists of a 300 $B&L (Bm silicon detector layer, which is attached to a pixel readout chip with 256Ã256 55 $B&L (Bm square pixels. Medipix2 has applications ranging from materials analysis to medical imaging. Senior System Architect at PANalytical, Dr. Klaus Bethke, said: âPANalyticalâs role in the Medipix2 Collaboration has been to transfer the technology from CERN and develop it into a product. With the introduction of the PIXcel detector we have reached this important milestoneâ.
The original aim of the Medipix2 collaboration was to develop the system for medical imaging, such as mammography and heart investigations.
However, one of the many advantages of the Medipix technology is that it has a very broad industrial relevance, with applications ranging
from cement to pharmaceuticals.
The companyâs work in developing PIXcel was recognised earlier this year, when Dr. Bethke, (pictured) was awarded a gold medal at the
35th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland. The jury awarded the prize for the pioneering work to develop the
PIXcel detector and for the companyâs overall contribution to the Medipix2 collaboration.
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