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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.

The First Czech Product Will Reach the Moon | Prague Morning.cz

Czech company ADVACAM will help answer one of the most important questions of space travel: “How to...

CHUV and ISREC Foundation announce a donation of 25 million Swiss francs to extend FLASH radiotherapy treatment to all types of cancer | CHUV

(Switzerland / French) The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and the ISREC Foundation announce...

PlanetWatch, a decentralized environmental monitoring pioneer, announces a major transatlantic partnership | PlanetWatch

(Italy / English & French) PlanetWatch, a French company which decentralizes and incentivizes...

PlanetWatch form a partnership at the intersection of blockchain and IoT | CoinTelegraph

(English) PlanetWatch, a company that measures air quality and EMRIT, one that provides IoT internet...

CTU: Radiation detectors are significantly used in space research | ParliamentmniListy.cz

(Czech Republic / Czech) The Institute of Technical and Experimental Physics (ÚTEF) of the Czech...

ADVACAM will help NASA increase the safety of astronauts of the first crewed flight to the Moon since 1972 | Advacam

(Czech Republic / English) ADVACAM will help answer one of the most important questions of space...

Cancer research and CERN: Updates from MEDICIS | Medical News Today

(United kingdom / English) Medical News Today spoke with Prof. Thomas Elias Cocolios, from KU Leuven...

CERN enhances its own technology transfer through new fund | Kooperation International

(Germany / German) With this new fund, the European laboratory aims to bridge the gap between the...

A New Fund at CERN | Geneve Internationale

(Switzerland / English) CERN launches a fund to address global challenges. The ambition is to...