High Tech Fund grants sum for developing new cancer treatment  

2006.01.05
The High Tech Fund has granted DKK 20 m to a project regarding development of a new method of radiation treatment for cancer

The Institute for Storage Ring Facilities (ISA) at the University of Aarhus, the Engineering College of Aarhus, Danfysik and B. Rustfrit Stål have been granted DKK 20 m (USD 3.2 m) from the High Tech Fund (Højteknologifonden) to develop a new method of radiation treatment for cancer.

Søren Pape Møller, head of centre at ISA explains: "Particle therapy is a new radiation treatment for cancers. In contrast to conventional radiation treatment where X-radiation from accelerating electrons is used, side effects are much lower with this new treatment". ISA is a Danish National Laboratory which conducts research in physics, chemistry, materials science and biology using accelerators and storage rings.

"It has been obvious to us to collaborate with Danfysik and B. Rustfrit Stål on this project. Danfysik collaborates with Siemens Medical Solutions on making synchrotron based accelerator systems for particle therapy. With a careful estimation, we think this activity will account for about DKK 500 m (USD 80 m) in export value in two or three years. B. Rustfrit Stål specialises in processing, shaping and joining of stainless steel by means of 3D laser technology and produces vacuum chambers for accelerators", Søren Pape Møller says. The news was reported by professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer).

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