Incom wins Manufacturing Excellence Award

CHARLTON, MA – Incom received the Worcester Business Journal's Product and Design Innovation Manufacturing Excellence Award for commercialization of Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors (LAPPD™). President/CEO, Michael A. Detarando, accepted the award on behalf of Incom at the 2016 Manufacturing Summit on April 26. Detarando also participated in the Summit's "Collaboration, Connectivity and Partnerships" panel, moderated by Peter Russo of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Incom earned the award for LAPPD research, development and commercialization.
A photo detector is a scientific instrument used for measuring the time of arrival and position of photons, and other relativistic particles. At 400 cm2, LAPPD is the world's largest micro channel plate (MCP) based photo detector with unprecedented imaging capabilities of interest to the high-energy physics, medical, defense and aerospace industries.

LAPPDs measure, characterize and record the behavioral changes of light by tracking the world's fastest moving particle—a photon—in a way that no other commercially available product can. Fundamental particles that can't be seen can now be studied and understood based on how they interact with, and affect, light. Advances that LAPPDs enable include:
•High-energy physics research, measuring energy produced from particle collisions.
•Life saving early detection capabilities through positron emission topography, mass spectrometers and medical imaging, to quickly and accurately identify body anomalies.
•Detection of radioactive materials for scientific and medical applications.

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