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

CERN MedTech Strategy

Fields of Expertise

Opportunities to work in Medtech

Recent News items related to our Medtech activities

Introducing CARA, CERN’s COVID Airborne Risk Assessment tool

CARA, CERN-made software modelling the concentration of viruses in enclosed spaces, will inform space-management decisions on the CERN sites

Knowledge sharing
11 February, 2021
Knowledge sharing
11 February, 2021

Simulating the spread of COVID-19 with BioDynaMo

Based on CERN’s experience in large-scale computing, BioDynaMo, an open-source computer simulation software, is now available in the European Open Science Cloud to support fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


CERN Control and Monitoring Framewo...

Fast front-end readout electronics ...


Computing for Medical Applications ...


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.
In September 2020, CERN and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) announced their collaboration on an innovative facility that will use CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) accelerator technology.
CERN patented Gas Electron Multiplier updated for use in hadron therapy and radiotherapy.

Recent Press coverage of CERN medtech activities

Terapet awarded CHF 1,5 million funds | Terapet

(Switzerland / English) Terapet together with their world class R&D partners (CERN, Karolinska...

International partnerships research global impact of COVID-19 |

(United Kingdom / English) Many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries will be...

High radiation dose rates may improve cancer therapy | Physics Today online

( U.S.A / English ) The ill-understood effect is gaining momentum and opening new avenues of...