|By Business Wire||
|January 22, 2013 09:15 AM EST|
Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) today announced that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is integrating the Company’s proprietary gamma and neutron scintillator detection technology, known as CLYC, into the Thermo Fisher Scientific RadEye® GN+ Personal Radiation Detector. The device is being deployed to homeland security, defense and law enforcement agencies worldwide.
The CLYC dual mode scintillator has been successfully commercialized through Dynasil’s RMD and Hilger Crystals business units. The technology is capable of detecting nuclear and radioactive materials in all environments and can be used for both nuclear weapons detection and civilian radiation leak detection. Developed by the Company’s RMD, Inc. business unit with funding from multiple U.S. Government agencies, CLYC is the first dual mode (gamma and neutron) scintillation detector commercialized for homeland security and defense applications.
“Our CLYC technology simultaneously detects potentially harmful gamma-ray sources and neutron-emitting elements while eliminating the need to use scarce Helium-3 gas as their detection medium,” stated Dynasil Chairman, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Sulick. “The ability to measure two radiation sources with a single detector not only provides significant cost benefits; it also saves valuable time by enabling first responders to rapidly and more accurately detect a broader range of potential threats.”
Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) develops and manufactures detection and analysis technology, precision instruments and optical components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets. Combining world-class technology with expertise in research and materials science, Dynasil is commercializing products including dual-mode radiation detection solutions for Homeland Security and commercial applications, probes for medical imaging and sensors for non-destructive testing. Dynasil has an impressive and growing portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents. The Company is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, with additional operations in Mass., Minn., NY, NJ and the United Kingdom. More information about the Company is available at www.dynasil.com.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.
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