A compact device for effective delivery of radiotherapy
Radiotherapy uses beams of ionising radiation such as X-rays to kill cancer cells. It causes irreversible damage to the cells’ genetic material but cannot discriminate between healthy and cancer cells. As a result, the toxicity and long-term impact to nearby organs limits the use of radiotherapy in oncology. The EU-funded ebeam4therapy project capitalises on a previously developed device that generates a very high-energy electron beam. The radiotherapy device is small, simple and cost-effective – and has great potential for use in clinical care. Researchers will advance the technology and optimise machinery components and radiation dosage, building a machine prototype that brings the device a step closer to clinical applicability.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.3.1 - The European Innovation Council (EIC) Main Programme
Funding SchemeHORIZON-AG - HORIZON Action Grant Budget-Based
MST 1019 Mosta
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.