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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 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.
CERN software used for applied research in pharmaceuticals, IT networks analytics, neurology and mapping the educational space.
How can you tell the difference between a masterpiece and a masterful forgery? A project between CERN and INFN is expected to open up new possibilities to answer this question.
The CERN group of the Crystal Clear Collaboration is developing new fast detector prototypes for use in both high-energy physics experiments and medical imaging.
The CYCLADS project aims to design an innovative High Power Cyclotron as part of Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS), for novel nuclear waste management applications.
The CERN openlab project BioDynaMo aims to establish a high-performance, general-purpose platform, through which life scientists can easily create, run, and visualise three-dimensional biological simulations.
MAGICS Instruments receives license for CERN developed DC/DC converter chip.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

NovPower and PlanetWatch: Two new companies integrated in the InnoGex incubator | Le Pays Gessien

(France / French) Les deux nouvelles entreprises disposeront de locaux dans l’incubateur InnoGex, au...

3-D colour X-ray will revolutionise medical treatment | stuff.co.nz

(New Zealand / English) Phil and Anthony Butler, father and son and both former CERNies, have...

Physics drives ongoing developments in proton therapy |Physics World

(English) The ProBE (Proton Boosting Extension for imaging and therapy) linac – a joint project...

CERN tech in MedTech | Fondation pour Genève

(Switzerland / French) CERN researchers are developing cutting-edge technologies which may find...

CERN's contribution to physics-based medical technologies | Global Innovation Index

(English) CERN's contribution to physics-based medical technologies.

New spectral CT tech reveals bone microfractures in color | DOTmed.com

(English) Research for the technology was conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...

Three Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences cooperate with CERN | noe.ORF.at

(Austria / German) Studierende der drei niederösterreichischen Fachhochschulen (FH) St. Pölten, Wr...

New X-ray technology could revolutionize how doctors identify abnormalities | ScienceDaily

(English) Using ground-breaking technology, researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore...

From Fundamental CERN Technology to Innovative Startups | TW.nl

(Netherlands / Dutch) Bij het Europese onderzoeksinstituut CERN proberen fysici fundamentele...