Electron team-up

Chelmsford-based e2v technologies has announced an £11m contract renewal to supply Varian Medical Systems with electron devices for incorporation into linear accelerators.


Chelmsford-based e2v technologies has announced an £11m contract renewal to supply Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto, US, with electron devices.



The devices will be incorporated into linear accelerators for use in radiotherapy cancer treatment and cargo-screening systems.



The two-year contract is said to be the first of a number of anticipated multi-year contract renewals for electron devices used in linear accelerators.


e2v’s products generate and deliver the microwave power required from the linear accelerator to produce X-rays used in the imaging and radiation treatment of tumours, as well as the imaging systems within cargo-screening equipment.



Keith Attwood, chief executive of e2v, said: ‘This multi-year contract renewal with Varian is a demonstration of the strong and close relationships we build with our strategic partners.’