SPADnet gets EU funding
SPADnet--Fully Networked, Digital Components for Photon-starved Biomedical Imaging Systems, a collaborative research project, was granted EUR 3.7 million ($4.9 million U.S.) by the European Union over a 42-month period.

SPADnet aims to develop a new generation of smart, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) based large area networked image sensors for photon-starved biomedical applications, build ring-assembly modules for PET imaging and carry out performance tests in a PET evaluation system.

The project was launched on July 1 and is coordinated by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Its members include Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy; French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission; Mediso, Budapest, Hungary; STMicroelectronics (Scotland & France) and Delft University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands.