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

Recent News items related to our Medtech activities


On March 23, an initiative started amongst CERN personnel to produce 3D-printed face masks with interchangeable filters. The initial goal was to develop a 3D-printed washable mask with the possibility of fitting different types of easily-available filtration materials that would offer at least...Read more ›

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

Success stories of CERN-related medical and biomedical applications

  • BAQ: A Start-up to tackle radon gas
    BAQ, a start-up using CERN technologies, tackles radon in buildings.
  • Driving positive impact across Member States
    The Knowledge Transfer group at CERN initiated a pilot programme in collaboration with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), with the purpose of exploring how cutting-edge Israeli companies and institutes can embrace specific CERN technologies and know-how to fuel innovation and drive positive... Read full project
  • CERN technologies for next-generation ion therapy centres
    2019 saw the official launch of the Next Ion Medical Machine Study (NIMMS), an umbrella R&D programme for – both existing and new – CERN accelerator technologies linked to heavy-ion therapy.

Recent Press coverage of CERN medtech activities

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