The technologies and scientific advances behind high-energy physics - through developments in accelerators, detectors and computing - have historically contributed to the field of medical and biomedical technologies.

Our Activities in Medical and Biomedical Technologies

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Recent News items related to our Medtech activities

Flashes of electrons against cancer

Meet Steinar Stapnes, Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) project leader, in the first of our Knowledge Transfer spotlight series

CERN and Lausanne University Hospital collaborate on a pioneering new cancer radiotherapy facility

CERN and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are collaborating to develop the conceptual design of an innovative radiotherapy facility, used for cancer treatment

CERN know-how and technologies with potential or existing medical and biomedical applications


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General Medical Applications

Success stories of CERN-related medical and biomedical applications

During 2016, the construction of the 750 MHz Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) was successfully completed.
CERN patented Gas Electron Multiplier updated for use in hadron therapy and radiotherapy.
A new Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor, originally developed to upgrade the ALICE inner tracking system during the second long shutdown of LHC, is on its way to Bergen University for a very different application – Proton Computed Tomography (Proton CT).

Recent Press coverage of CERN medtech activities

Advanced Oncotherapy

Healthcare in London: Third Edition

3-D colour X-ray will revolutionise medical treatment.

Physics World

Physics drives ongoing developments in proton therapy.