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Solid state Si photomultiplier tech from Excelitas Technologies hits record results

March 3, 2011 - BUSINESS WIRE -- Excelitas Technologies, optoelectronics provider, achieved record, world-class performance results for high photon detection efficiency (PDE) and low dark counts in the development and commercialization of its solid state silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) technology. SiPMs are an important element in Excelitas' low light level detection (L3D) suite of technologies and products targeting the medical and analytical market space.

The results have been published and presented at the "CERN Industry-Academia Matching Event on SiPM and Related Technologies," in Geneva, Switzerland in February. The event brought together 120 experts active in cutting-edge photon detection work from both industry and academia.

In 2009, the company entered into an exclusive agreement with Max Planck Innovation, the technology transfer organization of the Max Planck Society, for the licensing of its ultra-fast, low cross-talk SiPM technology. Silicon photomultipliers offer very high PDE, ultra-short response time, and low power consumption, suiting low-light level applications such as fluorescence and molecular imaging in life sciences, clinical diagnostics, and analytical instrument sectors.

Excelitas Technologies is showcasing its broad array of light emission and low light level detection solutions tailored specifically for the analytical and life sciences markets at Pittcon 2011, Booth 5060. Pittcon 2011 takes place March 13-18 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

Excelitas Technologies targets illumination, detection and other high-performance technology needs of OEM customers. The company was previously the Illumination and Detection Solutions (IDS) business unit of PerkinElmer, and is now owned by Veritas Capital. Learn more at

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