Xradia’s Breakthrough VersaXRM 3D X-ray Microscope Garners 2012 R&D 100 Award
Solution Features Industry’s Largest Working Distance at Highest Resolution to Advance Industry and Science
Pleasanton, CA, June 20, 2012 – The editors of R&D Magazine have bestowed the prestigious R&D 100 Award on Xradia’s breakthrough VersaXRM™ 3D X-ray imaging solution. Winners of the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards honoring the 100 most technologically significant products unveiled during 2011 were announced today, recognizing innovation in diverse industry sectors such as telecommunications, high-energy physics, software, manufacturing, academia and biotechnology.
The VersaXRM-500 is advancing industry and science with a versatile combination of world-leading resolution and contrast, sample flexibility and the large working distance required to address emerging research challenges. In establishing new industry benchmarks, the VersaXRM-500 addresses crucial gaps facing diverse market segments such assemiconductor, materials science, geo sciences and life sciences.
The VersaXRM family builds on the superior resolution, contrast and flexibility inherent in Xradia platforms. The VersaXRM-500 supports high resolution at large working distances suitable for in situ studies using environmental chambers or load cells, studies over time and under varying environmental conditions. The solution extends beyond the boundaries of traditional microCT imaging, overcoming historical limitations that forced researchers to choose between conducting non-destructive imaging at insufficient resolution or destructive imaging at higher resolution.
Rod Browning, CEO of Xradia, says, “We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition for the VersaXRM-500. This award affirms the cutting-edge nature of what has become one of our most successful products across multiple market segments in academia and industry.”
Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have celebrated revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Winning innovations such as the automated teller machine (1973), liquid crystal display (1980), and HDTV (1998) became household names, shaping everyday life in America. Winners are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine serving research scientists, engineers, and members of technical staffs at companies and research laboratories around the world.
This is the third R&D 100 award for Xradia, the first in 2003 for the TXM-54. The second was jointly awarded to Xradia and Argonne National Lab for the hard X-ray nanoprobe in 2010.
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Xradia designs and manufactures 3D X-ray microscopes (XRM) for industry and academic research applications. Xradia’s solutions offer unparalleled high contrast and high resolution imaging capabilities for a large range of sample sizes and shapes. The company’s heritage began in the synchrotron and extends to the laboratory. Xradia’s two laboratory product families, the UltraXRM-L and VersaXRM, together offer a multi-length scale solution delivering full volume 3D imaging with resolution down to 50 nm. Energy-tunable, ultra-high resolution 3D X-ray microscopes for synchrotron facilities include the UltraSPX™ and the UltraXRM-S. Additional information can be found at www.xradia.com.
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company’s approximately 24,000 employees generated revenue of nearly 4.2 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, ZEISS has contributed to technological progress for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe. The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production facilities, over 50 sales and service locations and service locations and approximately 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.
About Carl Zeiss Microscopy
The Microscopy business group at ZEISS is the world’s only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company’s extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software for system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The company has around 2,800 employees and generates revenue of 650 million euros. www.zeiss.de/press
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