Zecotek Appoints Shanghai EBO as Crystal Distributor in China
SINGAPORE, March 20, 2017 — Zecotek Photonics Inc. has appointed crystal array producer and supplier Shanghai EBO Crystals Assembly Co. as its exclusive distributor of its patented Lutetium Fine Silicate (LFS) scintillation crystals for customers in China.
EBO will also exclusively use Zecotek’s LFS scintillation crystals in its arrays for new positron emission tomography (PET) medical scanners. The distribution agreement focuses on all end users, particularly PET medical scanner OEMs.
“The scientific team at EBO recognizes the cost-performance superiority of Zecotek’s patented LFS scintillation crystals when used in PET medical scanners,” said A.F. Zerrouk, chairman, president and CEO of Zecotek Photonics. “To have EBO become the exclusive distributor of LFS crystals, and agree to only use LFS crystals for their arrays sold to PET OEMs, will create significant value to our company.”
Shanghai EBO fabricates and supplies crystal arrays to an extensive customer base with the private and public industries including domestic and foreign universities and research institutions. EBO offers shaped crystal customization and crystal array assembly to end users.
"We expect today’s announcement to drive significant crystal sales in China, as the government is aggressively growing the number of medical scanners to attend to the world’s largest aging population,” Zerrouk said.
Zecotek Photonics developes high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, PET scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, 3D metal printing, and lasers for applications in medical, high-tech and industrial sectors.