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Lab Instrument for Cell Nano-Tomography

Project description

Lab-scale soft X-ray microscope helps disease research and drug discovery

Soft X-ray Microscopy is the only imaging modality that allows researchers to generate high-resolution, high-contrast, 3D images of the entire internal structure of intact biological cells. Given that the illumination source required for a soft X-ray microscope is currently both extremely large and expensive, there are only a few facilities that can provide this imaging capability. This means that access for scientists has been very limited. Dublin start-up SiriusXT has developed and patented a miniaturised soft X-ray source, which has enabled the development of the first commercial lab-scale soft X-ray microscope and will open up access to soft X-ray microscopy. The EU-funded LICENT project will tap into the potential of this lab-scale microscope to reduce drug development and healthcare delivery costs.

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12 Breffni Terrace, Sandycove
A96 XV67 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 511 542,38