Advanced Oncotherapy signed a major contract with the Science and Technology Facilities Council in 2018 to establish a UK assembly and testing centre for the LIGHT system.
The first fully operational LIGHT system will be assembled and tested at Sci-Tech Daresbury site
Advanced Oncotherapy’s testing and assembly site is located at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory in the Liverpool City Region, within the UK’s research and innovation hub Sci-Tech Daresbury, with established infrastructure, a certified radiation site and a huge wealth of shared knowledge.
This will enable Advanced Oncotherapy to quickly move forward with the construction of the first commercial LIGHT system in a cost-effective way. STFC's Daresbury Laboratory offers the skills to project manage and deliver the bespoke accelerator infrastructure required by Advanced Oncotherapy.
Susan Smith, Head of Daresbury Laboratory, commented: “It’s exciting to know that Daresbury Laboratory’s expertise in particle accelerators and facility construction will be contributing towards the success of this ground breaking physics and medical project.”
Daresbury Laboratory, located at Sci-Tech Daresbury, is home to the Cockcroft Institute, a UK centre of excellence for Particle Accelerator Science and Technology
STFC houses teams of scientists and engineers from STFC and the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde carrying out research in this area and with decades of experience in the delivery of the kind of radiation facility infrastructure required by Advanced Oncotherapy.
In addition, with Sci-Tech Daresbury’s ambition to develop a thriving cluster of healthcare technology businesses, there could be opportunities to collaborate with other businesses in the future.
The opportunity to work with Advanced Oncotherapy is a shining example of how the public sector can work with industry towards game-changing technologies that will have a huge impact on people's lives – says Professor Susan Smith, Head of STFC's Daresbury Laboratory