The 5-year base contract will position the company to supply radiology systems, accessories and training, with a 5-year option period, according to a DoD release. The company won out against a total of 27 businesses seeking the contract, according to the release.
Hitachi will supply the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a Feb. 28, 2022 completion date, according to the DoD release.
Hitachi’s Medical subsidiary and Redlen are slated to develop a direct-conversion semiconductor X-ray detector module, a necessary component for PCCT systems, the companies said.
Saanichton, British Columbia-based Redlen makes high-resolution cadmium zinc telluride semiconductor radiation detectors. The pact calls for the duo to jointly develop the data acquisition technology to process data from the sensors, which is an order of magnitude higher than that of conventional CT systems. Hitachi will have exclusive rights to the technology, the companies said.
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