Friday, February 18, 2011

CPAC adds jobs, shrinks proton therapy technology

Shrinking the size and cost of a giant cancer-fighting machine could help a young Livermore company supplant X-rays as it adds 25 new East Bay jobs by year end.
Compact Particle Acceleration Corp., a spinoff of publicly traded Tomo Therapy Inc. of Madison, Wis., used a partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to build a device that delivers electrically charged protons directly into a cancer tumor to damage the cells’ DNA.

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