Thursday, April 4, 2013

IQT and Redlen sign agreement to accelerate development of CZT radiation detection products

BRITISH COLUBIA: Redlen Technologies Inc. (Redlen), a leading developer and manufacturer of high-resolution Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) semiconductor radiation detector products, announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT).

IQT is a non-profit, strategic investor that identifies, adapts, and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the US Intelligence Community.

"Our partnership with Redlen will enable the acceleration of product development and commercial deployment of its CZT semiconductor radiation detection products for the defense and security marketplace,” said Syd Ulvick, senior VP in charge of IQT’s Physical and Biological Technologies Practice. “We believe that expanding this technology will greatly benefit our government customers."

Redlen’s CZT semiconductor detector technology allows for the direct conversion of radiation to electrical signals, which improves energy resolution and image quality for more precise radioactive isotope detection. CZT radiation detectors operate at room temperature and use solid-state semiconductor materials, so the instruments that integrate them can be compact, lightweight, reliable and portable.

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