Industrial partnerships

For its equipment sales activities, MEDITEST works with about twenty manufacturers or editors. For some of them, MEDITEST holds exclusive distribution contracts in France or abroad.

RADCAL and CIRS have thus chosen MEDITEST as an exclusive technical ambassador on French soil.

MEDITTEST’s main suppliers are Radcal, CIRS, Ashland, CDR, DATA SPECTRUM, BEEKLEY, and PHANTOM LABORATORY.

They are selected and renewed according to highly stringent quality and performance criteria.

 

RADCAL

RADCAL is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of ionizing radiation measuring systems for equipment using X-rays.

Radcal has an active Research and Development program which is committed to offering new and improved user-oriented X-ray measurement tools used by manufacturers, physicists, biomedical engineers, and government inspectors.

RADCAL’s beginnings can be traced to 1975 when RADCAL (then MDH) designed the 1015 for the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to measure medical X-ray dose rate, dose, and time without range changing or loss of accuracy when interchanging detectors. The 1015, commonly referred to as “The MDH,” introduced new technology to the industry, and with our Gold Standard ion chambers, users experienced unmatched performance, accuracy, ease of use, and reliability. Today, more than 35 years later, many 1015s are still in active use around the world.

The leader in tissue simulation, CIRS, is recognized worldwide for tissue simulation technology and the manufacturing of phantoms and simulators for quantitative densitometry, calibration, quality control, and research in the field of medical imaging and radiotherapy.

Computerized Imaging Reference Systems (CIRS)

Founded in 1983, CIRS started out by seeking to improve the existing tissue simulation methodology and provide quantitative reference standards for computed tomography (CT).

Today, CIRS is recognized as a leader in the manufacturing of tissue-equivalent phantoms and simulators for medical imaging, radiotherapy, and procedural training.

CIRS is one of few companies worldwide with proprietary technology that permits the manufacture of phantoms for every commercial imaging modality. Applications include Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) production quality control, service, R&D, and pre-clinic trials. The company also provides custom design and manufacturing services to support research into new modalities and techniques.

CIRS employs a diverse group of people with specific knowledge in physics, computational modeling, chemistry, computer aided design, bio-modeling, tool and mold design, pattern making, resin casting, plastics fabrication, machining, electronics engineering, and software development.

Through global partnerships, CIRS, headquartered in Norfolk, VA (USA), distributes its products and services worldwide. Promotional efforts include tradeshows, website and internet marketing, an extensive worldwide network of independent manufacturing representatives, etc.

Within the scope of the industrial partnership, MEDITEST works closely with CIRS teams to develop new offers, such as specific phantoms.

Scientific partners

In 2012, MEDITEST moved to Buc (Yvelines) in the heart of the Saclay-Orsay high-tech valley, which regroups a number of universities, research centers, and industries, including the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

This location near the CEA is a strategic choice because in 2011, Bruno Torres signed an expertise license agreement with the CEA-LNE-LNHB, a primary laboratory.

This scientific partnership with the CEA-LNE-LNHB is formalized by a knowledge transfer license which enables:

  • The CEA to transfer the results of their research, offer their customers an industrial solution, and help develop the French economy.
  • MEDITEST and the MEDIX LAB laboratory to provide excellent services and a national reference, and to diversity their international business.