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Sydor Technologies Receives $1.05M through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts from the Department of Energy (DOE)

ROCHESTER, N.Y., [MAY 14, 2020] ‒ Sydor Technologies, a global provider of advanced x-ray detectors and diagnostic instrumentation for the energy, research, and defense industries, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract worth $1.05M by the US Department of Energy. This Phase II award will extend the functionality of Sydor’s Diamond Beam Position Monitor (DBPM) technology and deliver a commercialized, transparent x-ray camera with increased resolution and capability which is currently unavailable within a single device. With this award, Sydor Technologies adds to an impressive SBIR award total which now exceeds $16M, while continuing to build on its legacy of commercializing important research work that enables the advancement of scientific discovery.

The Sydor Transparent X-ray Camera (TXC) is unique in that it will allow a beamline scientist at a synchrotron facility to realize the full capability of their x-ray beamlines by placing this camera permanently in line with experiments. Sydor’s new x-ray camera will be capable of reading photon fluxes of 107 – 1016 photons per second with an average transmission above 5 keV of greater than 90%. Soon, scientists will have the ability to better control an x-ray beam all the way to the target by simultaneously monitoring beam dimensions, position and flux with a single device which doesn’t need to be moved out of the beam to run an experiment. Brighter, well-controlled x-ray light sources are necessary to produce better data, leading to new scientific discoveries.

Of this specific award, Mark Katafiaz, Vice-President of US Operations, states “As the brightness of synchrotron sources continues to outpace existing x-ray detector technology, our camera will enable a new class of x-ray experiments and push the boundaries of medical and material science. We eagerly await the discoveries that will result from the beamlines using this instrument.”

About Sydor Technologies

Sydor Technologies is a global leader providing complex measurement solutions that generate critical results for the world’s most advanced applications in the defense, energy, ballistics, security, space, and research industries. Established in 2004, Sydor Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, NY and now supplies systems and support in over 33 countries. For additional information, please visit

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