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MARS Bioimaging released new images generated with the innovative MARS compact scanner, based on the Medipix3 technology developed at CERN.
VZLUSAT-1 is a technological nanosatellite for in-orbit demonstration of new technologies and products.
In 2020, Zenodo, the open-data repository developed by CERN with co-funding from the European Commission, was upgraded with additional storage and a dedicated community for COVID-19 research.
The CernVM File System was developed to assist high-energy physics collaborations to deploy software on the worldwide-distributed computing infrastructure used to run data processing applications.
PlanetWatch, a CERN spin-off, aims to provide a solution to generate, validate, analyse and record air quality data. Their environmental sensor uses the CERN technology C2MON.
The European Synchotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) aquires Power Converters to power their magnets
CERN developed a new multiple memory system (MMS), which solves this problem and increseses the reliability of a programmable system located in harsh environments.
Terabee SAS, a start-up supported by the French BIC Innogex, developed the proximity-sensing device Proximeter, based on CERN’s miniIoT (Internet of Things) technology.
The CERN Robotics Software is used to manage autonomous movement, which allows a modular robotics platform to perform sophisticated tasks.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

Antimatter Physicists Designed a Ventilator for Coronavirus Patients | VICE

(English) Particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider are joining the fight against Covid-19...

CERN Creating 'Stripped-down' Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients | Newsweek

(United States / English) Known as the High Energy Ventilator, or HEV, the device could be used to...

CERN physics lab developing basic COVID-19 ventilator | Phys.org

(English) Physics experts are working at Europe's CERN lab to create a basic ventilator for mild...

High-energy particle physicists figured out video conferencing a long time ago | QUARTZ

(English) Since the mid-2000s, the physicists at CERN have used a videoconferencing platform they...

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.