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High-precision MEDTECH

Stable controllable pulses
Improved treatment quality
High process reliability

Already proven in the most stringent of research fields, the pulse power we generate is now being adopted in high-precision, cutting-edge radiotherapy systems, both new design and upgrade of existing systems. We offer standard pulse modulators, customized design and all the way to a complete optimized RF system. ScandiNova's patented solid state technology ensures high uptime and a minimum of consumables compared to traditional technology (PFN/Thyratrons). Our high-power modulators handle a wide range of different magnetrons and klystrons. Go to product list.

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ScandiNova enables new and reliable radiotherapy solutions

ScandiNova Systems AB

Within the medical industry, the radiotherapy machines have become a true work horse for cancer treatment. The utilization degree is constantly increasing and as a result the demands for high uptime and low maintenance have become more and more critical. With Scandinova's solid state technology you get a state of the art modulator with a minimum of consumables, high uptime and with its advanced control system also the possibility to remotely diagnose the system.

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New possibilities with Scandinovas compact design

ScandiNova Systems AB

The optimized systems from Scandinova require about one third of the space and have about 30% higher efficiency than those used in standard, older technology – Thyratron Switched Pulse Forming Network type.

Our compact design has dramatically improved the possibilities for providers of Particle Therapy systems. ScandiNovas modulators not only have a minimum of consumables we can also offer advanced on board and remote diagnostics providing the tools for high uptime and low MTTR

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SCANDINOVA SELECTED AS THE SUPPLIER TO ELEKTA

May 7th, 2015

ScandiNova has once again signed an agreement with a leader in new technology for cancer treatment. This time as a supplier of pulse modulators to Elekta for their ATLANTIC project that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiotherapy. Elekta estimates there will be 75 orders and deliveries during the ramp-up phase until 2019 (according to press release January2015).

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CASE:

WORLD CLASS CANCER TREATMENT WITH SCANDINOVA'S K100 MODULATOR

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is a specialist developer and provider of the next generation of particle therapy systems that makes radiation less toxic for patients. AVO focuses on the development of a proprietary proton therapy system called Linac Image Guided Hadron Technology (LIGHT). This LIGHT system accelerates protons to the energy levels achieved in legacy machines but in a unit that is a quarter of the size and between a quarter and a fifth of the cost.

The objective is to maximise the destructive effect of radiation on tumours whilst minimising damage to healthy tissues. Treatment with protons is used when tumours are located near vital organs when other forms of radiation may be less effective or the side effect risk is too high. 

AVO has chosen ScandiNova’s K100 modulator together with a klystron from Toshiba. ScandiNova’s patented pulsed power technology creates a proton beam with higher accuracy than traditional techniques, thus allowing better precision and more successful treatments of cancer patients. The controllable pulse will make it easier to obtain the exact proton position and exact dose required. In this way, each treatment session take less time and more patients can be treated.

“The unique Solid State Pulse technology provided by ScandiNova is an important part of our game-changing LIGHT systems, which will take cancer treatment to a new level.“ 
Sanjeev Pandya, Executive Vice President, Advanced Oncotherapy, UK

K-SERIES

High Voltage Klystron modulators and RF units Primarily key components of high-power particle accelerators, their world-leading performance makes K-Series the first choice of leading research institutes around the world. Several models also find use in radiotherapy and industrial applications. We offer everything from a pure high-voltage pulse modulator to a turn-key RF unit including klystron, control system and related components. Thanks to our modular design we can offer modulators that handle a wide range of loads all the way up to 100 MW RF peak power. 

M-SERIES

High Voltage Magnetron modulators and RF units Mainly used in radiation therapy and a range of industrial applications, such as radar, cargo inspection and nondestructive testing. Compactness is a major M-Series attribute. Our systems require about one third of the space of alternative solutions yet still offer around 30% higher efficiency, two operating advantages that especially appeal to cancer treatment providers. Their high reliability and performance also attract many end-users. We provide everything from a pure high-voltage pulse modulator to a turn-key RF unit including magnetron, control system and related components.

PG-SERIES

Pulse generator systems ScandiNova's PG-series includes both standard pulse generators, like PG 200, and thanks to our modular design, also customized solutions that handle a wide range of needs all the way up to 100kW (average power). Our products are easy to integrate and equipped with ScandiNova's modern and user friendly control system - ScandiCAT™. The products within the PG-series have a very resistant casing to withstand demanding industrial applications which make them a perfect choice for PEF in food processing. Read more about our PEF offering

E-SERIES

E-gun modulators. Solid-state modulators for driving E-guns in a wide range of linac applications including high energy physics, radiation therapy, cargo inspection, industrial X-ray and sterilization. ScandiNova E-gun modulators are maintanance-free with a very high reliability and also protected against any stress from the E-gun. The modulators are equipped with ScandiNova’s high-end control system with a very user friendly interface featuring a wide range of different shape modifications for every pulse. Voltage level, pulse width, amplitude and frequency can easily be changed, giving end-users great possibilities to optimise the E-gun. 

RF power units

From a pure high voltage pulse modulator all the way to a turn-key RF unit

As one of the few players in the market, ScandiNova has the capability to offer a complete optimized RF system. The integration of subsystems and components is made with the skills earned through our background in the accelerator industry and make the use of these RF systems adapted to the needs of the RF engineer. 

ScandiNova integrates sets of subsystems, such as focusing solenoid power supplies, vacuum power supplies, RF amplifiers, directional couplers etc and controls them with our specially designed control system ScandiCAT™. The table below shows the possible RF configuration for a Klystron pulse modulator system. We also provide turn-key Magnetron pulse modulator systems based on your needs. 

Our well-working collaboration with leading suppliers and partners secures a robust solution that meets the high market demands. 

Picture: Installation of 19 ScandiNova RF units at MaxIV in Lund, Sweden

pulse modulators for most klystrons and magnetrons

Thanks to ScandiNova's wide range of pulse modulators and our modular and flexible design we can offer modulators that fit most of the klystrons / magnetrons on the market, from suppliers such as Toshiba, Thales, CPI and E2V. See compilation of the most common combinations. 

ScandiNova Pulse modulators and Klystrons / Magnetrons - compilation

Functional Description 

The CCPS is the main power source of the system. It converts the input AC mains power to a regulated DC voltage around 1000VDC. This DC Voltage is used to charge the Switch Unit. A trigger pulse gates all the Solid State switches in the Switch Unit and discharges the stored energy until the required pulse length is obtained. The switches are then turned off. 

This produces a primary pulse to the Pulse Transformer which transforms the voltage to the right level for the Load (i.e. Klystron, Magnetron, E-gun, PEF-load etc). 

All parts of the modulator are located inside a common enclosure, but only the pulse transformer and the load HV interface are surrounded by transformer oil inside a sealed tank. All essential electronics and parts such as the CCPS, Switching Units and Control System are all in air and therefore easily accessible.

World-leaders put their trust in our skills

Organizations who have put their trust in our expertise include the European Extreme Light Infrastructure Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) laboratory, the Maxlab electron accelerator laboratory for synchrotron radiation research, nuclear physics and accelerator physics, and Advanced Oncotherapy, where our modulators comprise a key part of the company’s particle therapy system for cancer treatment.


Optimized RF unit, CLIC WS 2016

PEF 

high performance pulse generators and turnkey solutions for ELECTROPORATION and PEF in food processing 

ScandiNova offers modern, reliable and energy efficient pulse generators for Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) processing of food. We provide pulse generators, compact standard PEF chambers for research/testing purpose and complete PEF systems together with our partner Heat&Control.  

Our unique solid-state technology that have had great success in particle physics, cancer therapy and selected industrial applications is the basis of our offer also for electroporation. Our solutions are already succesfully installed in several PEF systems for research and production of potato chips.

Our proven technology makes it possible, where other technologies have not yet succeeded.

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RELIABLE AND COMPACT WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY

ScandiNova offers pulse generators for electroporation of a variety of foods, such as potatoes, juice and olive oil. We offer both standard pulse generators and customized solutions that handle a wide range of needs all the way up to 100kW.  

With ScandiNova proven PulsTechnology inside, we garantee leading up time and minimized consumables. The unique solid-state technology also means compact devices easily integrated with high flexibility. All our generators within the PG-SERIES are equipped with ScandiNova's modern and user friendly control system - ScandiCAT™. The products also have a very resistant casing to withstand demanding industrial applications which make them a perfect choice for food processing. 

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Turn key solutions together with Heat and Control

Heat and Control, a world leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing and packaging systems and ScandiNova together deliver next generation Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) and Electroporation systems. The partnership combines Heat and Control's market leading expertise in food production equipment system and automation with ScandiNova's break-through technology and industry leading PEF solution.

Heat and Control's E-FLO™ electroporation system that features ScandiNova PEF solution, will bring a new approach to product quality, line efficiency and energy savings. Initially, targeting the potato product sector (snack food, frensch fries and other potato products). 

For more information and references, please take contact with:

Douglas Eaton, Business Area manager, douglas.eaton@scandinovasystems.com 
+1 (702) 498 96 75

Press release about partnership
Heat & Control website 

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PEF Chambers for research & testing

ScandiNova offers dedicated solutions for research & testing of the PEF technology. Our solutions, including a pulse generator and a PEF chamber prototype, can easily be adopted to your specific needs regarding type of food, size and pulse specifications.

Electroporation of food offers many benefits compared to traditional thermal heating including energy savings, increased product quality and reduction of acrylamide. However, since the technology is recently introduced to the food processing industry, both research institutes and food processing manufacturers are performing intensive research to refine and optimise the technology for different types of foods. ScandiNova's research solutions are already installed at several institutes, thus contributing to new insights.  

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PEF - New possibilities for the food industry

What is PEF?

Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) is a method for processing cells by means of brief pulses of a strong electric field. The electric field perforates the cell walls of the food creating micro holes that allow asparagine and reducing sugars to be washed out of the potato in cold water wash. In most cases, eliminating/reducing the need to blanch in the preparation of products prior to further processing.

The methodolgy has been widely used in the medtech area and is now on its way to becoming an established method even in the food industry. PEF technology aims to offer consumers high-quality foods (e.g. potatoes, olive oil and fruit juices) and is considered superior to traditional thermal processing methods. 

Benefits of using PEF technology in potato products such as french fries and chips: Lower acrylamide, lower oil content, higher yield, crunchier texture and lower processing costs

Solutions for all kinds of food

In principle, ScandiNova's PEF technology can be applied to all types of food. Initially our focus will be on the consumer potato products sector, chips, french fries and other potato products. 

ScandiNova's cutting edge technology enables PEF

The Pulse Modulators from ScandiNova support the establishment of the PEF method within the food industry. Our unique Solid-state technology offers compact and durable products and the perfect pulse also leads to high energy efficiency. This makes PEF possible where old techniques have not yet succeeded. In addition to increased food quality, PEF also leads to energy and environmental savings, which are strong driving forces for our product development.

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