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Frost & Sullivan Award: Naviscan

Photonics.com
Feb 2009
Naviscan Inc. of San Diego has received the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology of the Year Award. The prize recognizes the company’s progress in developing a next-generation breast-specific PET scanner and adjunct biopsy guidance system, which the company says is set to redefine the standard of care for breast cancer patients. Naviscan distinguished itself in 2008 as the only company to commercially offer a positron emission mammography (PEM) imaging scanner as well as a PEM-guided biopsy accessory. Each year, Frost & Sullivan of Palo Alto, Calif., presents the award in recognition of a company’s ability to successfully develop or introduce a new technology, formulate a well-designed product line and make significant product performance contributions to the industry.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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