The agreement comes as 3DX-ray (A subsidiary of Image Scan Holdings plc.) embark on a project to develop a prototype Precision Linescan Detector (PLD), to form the core of its next generation of portable X‑ray machines for security and counter terrorism. The PLD will integrate the patented MAP Materials Classification technology from IBEX (IBEX) into the ThreatScan® portable X‑ray detector panel to offer a unique combination of performance and value for money. The development project is planned to take 12 months.
By recovering spectral information normally lost in indirect silicon line and area sensors, IBEX-equipped X‑ray detectors effectively classify both materials and thickness changes in a sample, even in the absence of clear absorption contrast.
The IBEX Multi-Absorption Plate (MAP) technology rapidly integrates into most existing detector types, and adds materials information whilst retaining the speed, signal‑to‑noise, spatial resolution and imaging area characteristics of the underlying sensors.
Commenting on this news, Bill Mawer, Chairman and CEO of Image Scan, said: "This [project], and the accompanying license agreement with IBEX form an important step in our plans to further enhance and extend our range of portable X‑ray systems. We want to differentiate Image Scan from other suppliers and bringing this unique technology to the market will certainly achieve that aim."
Neil Loxley, CEO of IBEX Innovations Limited, commented: "We are delighted to be working with Image Scan to integrate the IBEX MAP technology into their range of advanced portable X‑ray security machines. We are confident that the combination of Image Scan's advanced portable security systems with the IBEX materials classification technology will create a significant and important new capability for police, security and border control agencies world-wide."
About Image Scan Holdings plc
Image Scan Holdings plc (AIM: IGE) is focused on the development and commercialisation of market leading real-time X-ray solutions for use in the global Security and Industrial inspection markets. The Company's Security portfolio includes the Axis range of baggage inspection systems; the ThreatScan® range of portable bomb and suspect package detection systems; and SVXi, a small vehicle inspection system. The Industrial inspection solutions include the MDXi product range, cabinet X-ray systems for laboratories and production lines. The Company was founded in 1996 and joined AIM in 2002
For further information on the Company, please visit: www.ish.co.uk - and for further information on its products, please visit: www.3dx-ray.com
About IBEX Innovations Limited
IBEX Innovations Limited (IBEX) is a venture capital backed technology business focused on the commercialisation of patented X-ray detector technology for medical and industrial imaging markets. The IBEX technology, which retrofits to existing X-ray detectors, recovers spectral information normally lost in digital X-ray imaging to classify materials in the sample and deliver improved detection of defects and impurities. IBEX is developing applications for its technology in multiple industrial markets including food inspection and NDT, and for medical radiography where the technology is expected to generate improved diagnostic images at reduced patient dose.
For further information on IBEX, please visit www.ibexinnovations.co.uk
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