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2011-06-22 07:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc. announces today that it has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) to utilize advanced superconducting accelerator technologies developed at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fusion Center in collaboration with Still River. Still River will employ those technologies in conjunction with its own leading-edge developments in its groundbreaking single-room proton...

2011-06-14 08:00:00

AUGUSTA, Ga., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today opened its first cyclotron facility in the state of Georgia, further expanding its nationwide capability to manufacture molecular imaging biomarkers that aid in the early diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and heart disease. Cyclotrons are critical to the manufacturing process for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) molecular imaging agents, one of the fastest-growing areas of nuclear...

2011-02-18 08:59:00

VICTORIA, British Columbia and DALLAS, February 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIT4 Business Software (http://www.unit4software.com),the world's leading provider of business software for fast changing organizations, today announced an agreement worth over $1 million dollars with TRIUMF (http://www.triumf.ca), Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. The agreement comprises the full Agresso Business World suite, including Financials, HR and Payroll, Project Costing and...

2010-11-23 04:17:00

BERLIN, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG (ISIN DE0005659700), a company specializing in special compounds for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, via its subsidiary company Eckert & Ziegler f-con Deutschland GmbH closed an exclusive sales agreement with the Karlsruhe-based ZAG Zyklotron AG for the regular delivery of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) (FDG). FDG is used in the context of the so called Positron Emission...

2010-10-26 09:42:00

LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems' groundbreaking proton therapy system is entering the final phase of installation at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. The precision of proton therapy makes it an important treatment option for patients with cancer, as it spares the healthy tissue and results in far fewer short- and...

2010-08-16 14:35:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrone Americas Ltd., Co. is proud to announce the implementation of some of its Tipro MID Programmable Keyboard offerings at Texas A&M University's renowned Cyclotron Institute--a scientific research facility specializing in nuclear chemistry and physics. The newly purchased MID keyboards, acquired as part of the institute's recent expansion, are now being used on the control system of the facility's cyclotrons to control powerful beams used...

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2010-08-10 09:02:55

Researchers have taken one more step toward understanding the unique and often unexpected properties of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that has attracted interest because of its potential applications in future generations of electronic devices. In the Aug. 8 advance online edition of the journal Nature Physics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describe for the first time how the orbits of electrons...

2010-05-14 07:00:00

LITTLETON, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Still River Systems, Inc. announces successful clinical beam extraction from the first production unit of the world's smallest high-energy proton therapy accelerator. Powerful proton beams are used for the precise treatment of cancer by delivering a highly focused beam of radiation to the tumor while reducing the damage to surrounding healthy tissue and vital organs. This unique accelerator, the world's first superconducting synchrocyclotron, has...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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