I got to know DE.TEC.TOR. at PTCOG52, held in Essen in 2013. From the very first approach I thought it was a serious and technologically advanced company for its innovative solutions for diagnostics in particle physics. So we started a fruitful collaboration for the development of mini-IC, a detector designed by DE.TEC.TOR. in order to measure the characteristics of the proton beam produced by our linear accelerator. Thanks to this great and versatile tool we have been able to carry out both beam profile and energy measurements with a only one detector. The device has a very well-conceived design and a practical and user-friendly software. DE.TEC.TOR. personnel was always very helpful to provide both remote and on-site support throughout the period of use of the instrument, both for its initial configuration and for its use. Given the great professionalism of the company, the collaboration will definitely continue in the upcoming years with the aim of jointly developing the world's first dose delivery system for linear protons accelerators.
I had the opportunity to work with DE.TEC.TOR. team, especially in the recent months. The high quality of their instruments goes along with their technical expertise and availability to scientific debates. It was easy to synergize the demands and ideas that derive from the daily clinical application with the know-how that comes from those who, as in their case, put passion and enthusiasm into work.
We started our collaboration with DE.TEC.TOR. back in 2014 when we were looking for companies who are able to provide beam monitors with the intended accuracy for a particular patient safety system and at the same time ensuring compliance to the MDD. From the beginning DE.TEC.TOR. had a good understanding of our needs and assisted in developing the specifications in a highly professional manner. Eventually, a first prototype showed promising results regarding the technical performance of the system and lead the way towards a successful CE certification of the devices. Of course it was essential for MedAustron to keep the project schedule and DE.TEC.TOR. managed to stay within time and budget for the whole delivery. MedAustron constantly has strong constraints on service and maintenance timeslots because of the 24/7 operation of the Therapy Accelerator for patient treatment, non-clinical research, as well as further commissioning and development. DE.TEC.TOR. has proven high flexibility in respect of service scheduling to allow minimizing the impact on MedAustron’s operation and at the same time still ensuring the high quality needs in the context of medical devices. Based on our positive experience of the recent years, we are looking forward to potentially collaborating even closer in the future.
At Institut Curie - Centre de Protonthérapie d'Orsay we collaborate with DE.TEC.TOR. group since the beginning of their activity. Thanks to their expertise in the field coming from INFN and CERN background, it was very easy to share and realize our needs. As few examples, they provided us with pixel chambers needed to monitor the beam in our fixed treatment room, and they had all of our confidence in realizing the first MLIC with large anodes when no other solutions were available on the market. One of their strength is their capacity to make a product according to the customer specifications and to be ready to find personalized solutions. Definitely, we recommend their services and products!
I met DE.TEC.TOR. in 2014. Since then I had the opportunity to appreciate their many qualities in different projects. They stand out for the rare ability to combine top-level scientific technical skills with entrepreneurial experience which are uncommon for start-ups. We have collaborated in the design and implementation of a phantom for quality controls of electron-accelerators dedicated to IOERT (Intra Operative Electron RadioTherapy) and the design and production of customized dosimeters. In each of these tasks, DE.TEC.TOR's team has shown to fully understand and be able to manage at best all the aspects related to the design and manufacturing of a medical device (which is not a trivial challenge!) All these remarkable abilities make DE.TEC.TOR an ideal partner!