Our smart x-ray sources have programmable x-ray pixels, so we can move the flux source electronically. This eliminates the gantry in CT to make portable 3D imaging systems with no moving parts, faster imaging speeds and lower cost, providing more people access to the best medical radiography.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Our x-ray sources will redefine their target markets. Our plain sources are the first to make x-ray a practical sterilization technology in 100 years. They are key to irradiators we are developing for the blood and research irradiator markets. Our smart x-ray sources are another platform which will enable the next two waves in digital radiology – low-cost, low-dose stationary CT and phase contrast imaging. They will enable truly portable digital and tomographic imaging systems for dozens of medical, industrial and scientific applications. They are also the key component in a unique digital research irradiators we are developing for radiobiology and radiochemistry research uses. These will be our first digital products, since they do not require FDA clearance. In most imaging applications we plan to work with system integration partners and focus on developing and supplying our unique sources. A version of the smart x-ray sources can also be used to make the first clinically practical phase contrast imaging systems, which can dramatically lower does and increase resolution, as well a dynamic coded source systems.
Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Showcase Booth #: 49M
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future, First Place Winner, Medical Category, 2015
Most Promising Life Science Technology Company, Rice Alliance Life Science Venture Forum 2009
SBIR/STTR Awards: NIH SBIR Phase I & II: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System, ended 2014
NIH SBIR Phase I Contract: High Intensity Digitally Addressable X-ray Sources, ended 2013
DoE SBIR Phase I (current): Modular Addressable Research Irradiators
External Funding to Date: Texas Emerging Technology Fund, $750,000