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SensL Enters PET/MRI Brain Imaging Market

November 21, 2008

The Samsung Medical Center at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and Stanford University's Dept. of Radiology/Molecular Imaging Program will use the company's silicon photomultiplier technology in the construction of two PET/MRI brain imaging systems.


(CORK, Ireland, and SAN JOSE, CA) -- SensL, an international low light sensing solutions provider, has announced sales of its silicon photomultiplier technology to enable construction of two PET/MRI brain imaging systems. The sales are announced with two major international institutions: Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, in Seoul, Korea and the Department of Radiology/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford University in California, USA. Both Samsung Medical Centre and Stanford University will integrate SensL's SPMArray (Position Sensitive / Multi-Anode Silicon Photomultiplier Array) into their PET/MRI systems. The SPMArray is the first commercially available, solid-state, large array detector based on silicon photomultiplier technology.

'We are extremely excited about our entrance into this emerging market with such internationally recognized groups as Samsung Medical Center and Stanford University. PET/MRI is an emerging multi-modality technique with potential to improve the characterization of certain cancers as well as neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and enable advanced treatment monitoring.

'The SPMArray has been proven to have distinctive advantages over competing PMT, APD, and CZT based systems for PET/MRI and we look forward to our technology becoming the detector of choice in this market.' said founder Carl Jackson, Head of Sales at SensL.

The SPMArray will be of particular interest to developers of detector systems for applications such as PET, Gamma Camera, and Radiation Detection for medical and security purposes requiring very sensitive, low-light detector arrays. 'Our products have reached a high level of maturity in the last year and we are now well poised to bring real solutions to our customers. We are making very good inroads into PET/MRI and we would look to use this success to help us enter other markets with our solid-state technology. This confirms the viability of our technology and we see the end of life for vacuum tube based PMT detectors in many applications and we are pleased to work with our customers to enable this,' added Jackson.

About SensL
SensL provides low light sensing solutions to the market. Their goal is to provide the best solution for customer applications through the use of their breakthrough technology or through the integration of other commercially available low light sensing detector products with their readout and data acquisition solutions. They provide standard as well as customizable products to suit OEM requirements for a variety of application areas including: radiation detection, analytical instruments and measurement systems, nuclear medicine, high resolution timing and POC/POU biodiagnostics.

About Stanford University
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. The Department of Radiology and Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford perform cutting edge research on new technologies to advance understanding, characterization, and treatment of disease.

About Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University
Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, located in Seoul, Korea, commits to provide exceptional patient care, to educate future leaders of the healthcare profession and to advance technical innovation. The Department of Nuclear Medicine is developing MR compatible PET using SPMArray.


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