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MoD: A powerful facility, functional since June 2010, that allows military researchers to rigorously test new technologies quickly & safely in a virtual environment, is already helping UK front line operations. The Information Superiority Experimentation Laboratory (ISEL)is located at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) site at Porton Down in Wiltshire, and employs MOD scientists who support operations.
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STFCRadius Diagnostics Ltd is poised to bring this technology one step closer, as it becomes the latest tenant of the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC Harwell). Incorporating cutting-edge technology originally developed by the Science and Technology Facilities Council or ESA satellites, Radius has been working with the California nanoSystems Institute to commercialise an innovative ‘X-ray source on a chip’, known as MAX (Microemitter Array X-ray), originally developed at UCLA.
 
A scanner based on MAX technology will be 20 times lighter than any existing portable X-ray system, allowing it to be more easily operated at the bedside or accident site, and avoiding causing further discomfort to patients by moving them to X-ray suites.  
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