Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises SensL's SPM as Exceptional Enabling TechnologyBy Frost Sullivan, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
LONDON, December 1, 2010 - The 2010 Frost & Sullivan European Enabling Technology Award in hybrid
scanners is presented to SensL Technologies Ltd, Ireland for its solid state
silicon photomultiplier (SPM) detectors for PET-MRI scanners.
"SensL's SPM technology has emerged as an enabling and disruptive
technology which is allowing the development of new products and new imaging
modalities which were not possible before with vacuum tube based
photomultiplier tubes (PMTs)," notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst
Sangeetha Prabakar. "Its low cost and superior performance is giving it the
edge over PMTs and other solid state detectors such as avalanche photo diodes
(APDs) and Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detectors."
SensL's SPM technology, when deployed in the making of PET-MRI scanners,
is set to transform the market for hybrid scanners. Firstly, the unrivalled
SPM technology and readout electronics could replace the vacuum-tube-based
PMTs, thereby leading to the development of next generation, scalable hybrid
systems for full body imaging. Secondly, its small form factor and
compactness may lead towards the development of commercial PET-MRI systems
dedicated to brain imaging, with minimal requirement of electronics for
readout and coincidence correction.
"Moreover, the compact detectors with flexible pixel design, when coupled
with high-resolution systems, may allow the development of preclinical
PET-MRI systems for small animal imaging," adds Prabakar. "Finally the
low-cost and compact SPM array is also ideally suited for developing organ
specific PET-MRI systems as it can be packaged in a variety of formats
suitable for a desired application."
As the SPM arrays enable new detector geometries, have superior
compatibility with MRI and provide faster response and higher gain than APDs,
the technology is all set to become the preferred choice not only for
PET-MRI, but also for confocal microscopy, cytometry, and spectroscopy within
the biomedical sector. At the same time, its technical strengths are poised
to support SensL's SPM deployment by other sectors such as high energy
physics, radiation detection, LIDAR imaging, oil well logging, homeland
security systems, laboratory instrumentation and space exploration.
"SensL has broken through the vacuum tube PMT price barrier through the
use of high volume, semiconductor fabrication facilities which allow a degree
of performance, uniformity and costs not possible in vacuum tube
manufacturing or with technology like APD or CZT detectors," states Carl
Jackson. "Thus, by leveraging its manufacturing IP, SensL has developed a
cost-effective detector technology which is poised for rapid and widespread
The flexibility and cost-effective nature of SensL's solid-state SPM
technology has broken the barriers for adoption and due to these benefits,
customers are increasingly accepting SensL as their solution provider. In the
field of medical imaging, SensL's SPM is being adopted for whole body PET/CT,
organ specific PET/CT, PET-MRI and PET-TOF. In addition, SPM technology is
projected to penetrate CT and SPECT markets, while continuing to provide
cost-effective solutions to the medical imaging marketplace.
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About SensL Technologies Ltd
SensL is a world leading firm that specializes in designing and
manufacturing silicon photomultipliers (SPMs) for medical, security, defence
and analytical applications. The products that the company offers include
single element SPMs, large area position sensitive matrices, photon detector
modules, timing and coincidence products and a range of support readout
electronics. SensL's products offer multiple benefits such as high
uniformity, compatibility, adaptability, sensitivity, portability and
flexibility and hence are ideally suited for applications such as biosensors,
medical diagnostics, laboratory instrumentation, environmental monitoring and
space exploration. SensL's products have been used in leading research at
world class institutions such as Stanford University, Samsung Medical Center
and the European Space Agency as well as all of the leading OEMs in the
medical imaging and biodiagnostics industries.
Carl Jackson is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SensL.
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