Sydor Instruments granted SBIR award for hybridized X-ray imaging detector

March 12, 2015
Sydor Instruments was awarded a $150,000 SBIR/STTR Phase I grant from the US DoE to advance the development of a fast-framing hybridized x-ray imaging detector.

Diagnostic solutions company Sydor Instruments (Rochester, NY) was awarded a $150,000 SBIR/STTR Phase I grant from the US Department of Energy and will use the grant in collaboration with Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) to advance the development of a fast-framing hybridized x-ray imaging detector.

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The hybridized detector captures a sequence of quantitative x-ray images at rates compatible with the most commonly used bunch sequences such as the Advanced Photon Source, which is a frame approximately every 150 ns. The Phase I effort will focus on transitioning the technology from prototype to a commercial instrument that will meet immediate and future detector needs for emerging applications in the study of fast, irreversible processes.

"We are very pleased with being awarded this SBIR/STTR Phase I grant and would like to thank Cornell University for its partnership and collaboration during this process. This grant from the Department of Energy reinforces the importance of further developing this technology. The capabilities of modern x-ray light sources have opened up new areas of research in the study of in-situ fast irreversible processes. However, the ability to do such research is limited by the current state of detector technology. The ultimate commercialization of this detector will provide researchers with capabilities not available today in commercial x-ray detectors, and will enable scientists to study fast physical processes with unprecedented accuracy," said Michael Pavia, president of Sydor Instruments.

Sydor provides custom diagnostics, ultrafast imaging systems, and ballistic imaging and test systems for a variety of applications in science and industry, specializing in streak cameras and single-photon applications where the highest resolution and accuracy is required.

The Small Business Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

SOURCE: Sydor Instruments; http://sydorinstruments.com/press_releases.asp

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