QDI systems receives NWO Take-off phase 2 grant for the project "Quantum dot inks for direct conversion X-ray detectors"
QDI systems receives the Take-off phase 2 grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project "Quantum dot inks for direct conversion X-ray detectors".
Our project relates to a novel material to manufacture large-area photoconductors for X-ray detection applications. Our material comprises quantum dots – semiconducting nanocrystals made from lead sulphide.
QDI systems’ quantum dot technology enable multiple benefits to X-ray imaging market players, most importantly a dose reduction to patients during an X-ray imaging exam, which is enforced by regulatory guidance. Further, imaging devices built from quantum dot inks outperform competing technologies in terms of image resolution and contrast. And lastly, our technology allows fabrication of an X-ray detector with only a fraction of costs compared to state-of-the-art devices.
QDI systems is devoted to the development of a platform technology. Our developments in X-ray sensitive photoconductive quantum dot inks are directly expanded into near infrared/visible light detection, and potentially to solar energy conversion, thermoelectric, near-infrared LEDs applications.
The aim of this project is to further develop the University of Groningen spin-off company into an attractive opportunity for future VC investment for the growth phase.
QDI systems becomes a member of Life Cooperative
The Healthy Ageing Business Cooperative contains world-class SMEs centered around Medical Technology & Devices, Molecules & Materials and Drug Development, Testing & Analysis. View the article here.
Dima Bederak receives his PhD from the University of Groningen
Dima Bederak receives his PhD degree from the University of Groningen on his work on quantum dots. The title of the PhD thesis is "PbS colloidal quantum dots for near-infrared optoelectronics."
Carduso and RHM invest in Groningen start-up QDI systems 'Quantum Dots': the next generation of in x-ray technology
Carduso Investments and RUG Holding (RHM) announced their investment in high tech startup QDI systems on Monday. The company is a spin-off from the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Groningen and develops imaging devices for medical applications, based on quantum dots. This investment will be used to further scale up the production of their Quantum Dot application for X-ray machines.View post
SNN VIA+ subsidy granted
We are happy to announce that SNN approved our VIA+ subsidy application for project "Developing prototype quantum dot X-ray detector".
In recent years, unique know-how has been created by the Department of Photophysics & Optoelectronics of the University of Groningen (RUG) about the use and use of Quantum Dots (QDs) in the detection of x-rays. With this technology, it seems possible to make X-ray images with a higher resolution, a higher contrast, and a lower radiation dose. QDI systems B.V. has obtained the right to further develop and commercialize this technology. Through this project, we want to build a prototype for an X-ray detector based on QDs to demonstrate the operating principle.
Artem Shulga wins GEC PhD Thesis Prize 2020
Dr. Artem Shulga received the "Best GEC PhD Thesis Award" at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Groningen Engineering Center (GEC). You can find his dissertation “Colloidal Quantum Dot Field-Effect Transistors - From Electronic Circuits to Light Emission and Detection” here.
Starting up in academia: The entrepreneurial journey of Artem Shulga, founder and CEO of QDI Systems
Check the recent interview of our CEO Artem Shulga covering his experience from measuring the radiation level in Chernobyl to getting the PhD degree from the University of Groningen and entrepreneurship.
In recent years, unique know-how has been created by the Department of Photophysics and Optoelectronics of the University of Groningen about the use of Quantum Dots (QDs) in both infrared detection and x-ray detection. The knowledge that has arisen is currently being protected by a patent application "imaging device based on colloidal quantum dots". With this invention, it becomes possible to produce x-ray images sharper, cheaper, and safer.
The startup QDI systems intends to bring this invention to a game-changing x-ray application. Based on the results of this feasibility study, it can be decided whether a company can be started around this innovation. The aim of this study is to find answers to questions related to the market, revenue model, technology, organization and finance, with which a sound business plan for QDI systems can be made.