The technologies and scientific advances behind high-energy physics - through developments in accelerators, detectors and computing - have historically contributed to the field of medical and biomedical technologies.

Our Activities in Medical and Biomedical Technologies

CERN MedTech Strategy

Fields of Expertise

Opportunities to work in Medtech

Recent News items related to our Medtech activities

CERN and CNAO, a long-standing collaboration in the fight against cancer

On November 24, the CNAO (Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica) hadrontherapy centre in Pavia, Italy, will organise a special event to celebrate twenty years of CNAO.

Knowledge sharing
22 November, 2021
Knowledge sharing
22 November, 2021

WIPO published the 2021 edition of its Global Innovation Index

This year’s report takes a look at the state of innovation throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Knowledge sharing
01 November, 2021
Knowledge sharing
01 November, 2021

CERN working with WHO to improve understanding of COVID-19 airborne transmission risk in indoor spaces

As the response to the pandemic evolves and people step back into the office, it is necessary to monitor continuously the risk of disease transmission and be prepared to make quick, evidence-based decisions to ensure that everyone can work safely.

Knowledge sharing
13 October, 2021
Knowledge sharing
13 October, 2021

CERN know-how and technologies with potential or existing medical and biomedical applications

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Success stories of CERN-related medical and biomedical applications

During 2016, the construction of the 750 MHz Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) was successfully completed.
In September 2020, CERN and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) announced their collaboration on an innovative facility that will use CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) accelerator technology.
CERN patented Gas Electron Multiplier updated for use in hadron therapy and radiotherapy.

Recent Press coverage of CERN medtech activities

Using BioDynaMo to Study Virus Spread in Closed Environments | BioDynamo

(Switzerland/English) Viral contamination between individuals is enlarged in closed environments...

PRISMAP - Substantial change to the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides | PRISMAP

(English) Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising...

CERN and Life Sciences in Western Switzerland and worldwide | BioAlps

(Switzerland / English) BioAlps, the Regional Innovation System of Western Switzerland, features...