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


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

Success stories of CERN-related medical and biomedical applications

  • Towards the Next Generation Ion Therapy Facilities
    In 2018, CERN laid the foundations for a collaborative study to start in 2019, to tackle the design and the key components for a new generation of compact and cost-effective light-ion medical accelerators.
  • A Versatile Gas Detector
    CERN patented Gas Electron Multiplier updated for use in hadron therapy and radiotherapy.
  • CERN experts shared their expertise on machine learning with Sanofi Pasteur
    A team of experts from CERN shared their expertise on machine learning with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business unit of Sanofi, a global life sciences company.

Recent Press coverage of CERN medtech activities

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