In 2017, the FastIC project, funded by the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund, kicked off. The project aims at developing a successor to CERN’s well known eightchannel, ultra-fast NINO chip.
Over the past decade, several R&D licences for NINO were granted in a wide variety of fields. Recently there has been an increase of interest in using NINO for time-of-flight positron emission tomography (TOF-PET). In 2016 and 2017, the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Lab from Stanford Medicine and the Sherebrooke University in Canada integrated NINO in their TOF-PET R&D projects. This development is now also catching the attention of the Medical Imaging industry.
Illustration: Dr Sarah McKay