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Sunday, October 27, 2013
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In c7071 transmitted on Friday, October 25, 2013, an error occurred in the first paragraph. "MAPD photo detectors" should have read "MPPC photo detectors". Corrected copy follows:
Zecotek's Imaging Technologies Showcased in Partnership with Hamamatsu Photonics at the Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul, Korea
SINGAPORE, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSXV: ZMS) (OTCPK: ZMSPF) (Frankfurt: W1I), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced that the Company will be attending the Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul Korea from October 27 through November 2, 2013 in Seoul, Korea. Zecotek will join Hamamatsu Photonics to showcase patented imaging technologies including an assembled integrated detector module (IDM) composed of LFS arrays and corresponding solid-state MPPC photo detectors.
"We are very pleased to be joining our strategic partner Hamamatsu Photonics at the prestigious Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul, Korea," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "This is the major conference of the year for medical imaging and attendees include vendors, customers, and scientific leaders, all in one single location. Hamamatsu will showcase an assembled IDM module and the underlying individual technologies: scintillation crystals, solid-state photo detectors and addressing electronics. Zecotek will also be presenting the novel Data Acquisition Board. We have scheduled meetings with positron emission tomography (PET) OEMs and will also meet with representatives from CERN. We continue to make significant progress with the commercialization of our patented and patent pending technologies and expect further adoption by industry and scientific leaders alike."
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers holds an annual conference which includes three areas of focus: medical imaging, nuclear science and room-temperature semiconductor detectors. The Medical Imaging Conference is the foremost international scientific meeting on the physics, engineering and mathematical aspects of nuclear medicine based imaging. As technologies advance, multi-modality and new-generation approaches are becoming increasingly important. There is a growing emphasis on the methodologies of PET, x-ray, gamma, optical and MR imaging as they relate to nuclear imaging techniques. Zecotek's new IDM design is a patent pending layered structure made of three principle components: an array of LFS scintillation crystals, an array of solid-state photo detectors, and a readout system. It is a cost effective and scalable design, ideal for new PET scanner configurations and various types of detection devices.
The Nuclear Science Symposium provides the opportunity for scientists and engineers, actively working in the fields of nuclear science, radiation instrumentation, software and other applications, to meet and discuss new developments from around the world. The program emphasizes the latest developments in technology and instrumentation and their implementation in experiments for space sciences, accelerators, homeland security, and other radiation environments.
The Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor Detectors represents the largest forum of scientists and engineers developing new semiconductor radiation detectors and imaging arrays. Room-temperature solid-state radiation detectors for x-ray, gamma-ray, and neutron radiation are finding applications in fields such as medicine, homeland security, astrophysics and environmental remediation. The workshop provides a forum for discussion of the state-of-the-art of material development for semiconductor, scintillator, and organic materials for detection, materials characterization, device fabrication and technology, electronics and applications.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Associations (IEEE) is a large, global professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.
About the NSS/NIC/RTSD
The 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, and Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors workshop is in Seoul, Korea, from October 27th - November 2nd, 2013 at the COEX convention center. "Beyond the Imagination of Future Science" is the theme with a commercial exhibition showcasing state-of-the-art products and services from a wide range of companies held in parallel with scientific sessions. The exhibition allows both the exhibitors and attendees ample space for discussions and exploration of common interests. In addition to the presentation of new technologies, the conference also provides extensive educational opportunities via short courses reviewing current topics of special interest. As in past years, the conference will be making special efforts to obtain support grants for students to attend this important meeting and take full advantage of this unique scientific and educational opportunity. This meeting has always been a great opportunity to get together with old friends and to make new ones, to exchange ideas and share knowledge and experience in the nuclear science, medical imaging, and room-temperature semiconductor X-Ray and Gamma-Ray detector fields. This meeting expects to bring more peoples from Asia-Pacific areas to make 2013 conference very special and meaningful so that the IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD is promoted greatly. For more information please visit: http://www.nss-mic.org/2013/NSSMain.asp.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, and lasers for applications in medical, high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates three divisions: Imaging Systems, Laser Systems and 3D Display Systems with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The management team is focused on building shareholder value by commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint ventures with leading industry partners such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), Beijing Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical Systems (South Korea), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For more information visit www.zecotek.com, follow @zecotek on Twitter and "like" us in Facebook at www.facebook.com/zecotek.
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