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The collaboration agreement between CERN and ESA, signed in July 2019, addresses the challenge of operating in harsh radiation environments found in both particle-physics facilities and outer space.
FastIC project catching the attention of the Medical Imaging industry.
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.
In March 2020, a working group was established by CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti as a response to the wealth of ideas and proposals put forward by the CERN community in contribution to the global fight against COVID-19
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.
Sharing software and codes in big data environments is a challenge. To do this efficiently researchers at CERN have developed a system called CernVM-FS, for CERN Virtual Machine File System, which is currently used in high-energy physics experiments to distribute about 350 million files.
CERN-MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) is a unique facility designed to produce unconventional radioisotopes with the right properties to enhance the precision of both patient imaging and treatment.
The initial collaboration has now become an international initiative called Circular Health, looking at both technical and data governance aspects.
The National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy (CNAO) in Pavia, Italy, is a facility offering advanced therapy to fight cancer and one of only five centres in the world treating with both protons and carbon ions.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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...

Li Ka-shing Foundation supports MBI color medical scanner | hk.on

(Hong Kong / Cantonese) With the support of the Li Ka-shing Foundation, Hong Kong can realize the...

New 3D colour X-rays made possible with CERN technology | Mirage News

(Australia / English) MARS Bioimaging have released stunning new images made using a world-first...

For the first time, an AI [tested at CERN] processes data from orbit | ICTjournal

(Switzerland / French) Embarquée dans le micro-satellite PhiSat-1, Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision...

Proud of Accent Inkubator Joining the Network as Certified EU|BIC | ebn.eu

(Belgium / English) A ‘tough tech business incubator’ and spin-off expert for academic R&D, defining...

CERN artwork authentication technology wins ArtTech award | Heidi.news

(Switzerland / French) The public chose InsightArt for the ArtTech Foundation's CHF 20,000 prize.

Revolution in Healthcare: How robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are improving the profession | Bilan

(Switzerland / English) Bilan, in partnership with BioAlps, publishes every two years the Technology...

CERN is developing an accelerator for cancer treatment | RTRS

(Russia / Russian) Европска организација за нуклеарна истраживања (ЦЕРН) довршила је први модул...

CERN's COVID-19 Testimonial | BioAlps

(Switzerland / English) The following article is part of BioAlps’ testimonial series and was written...