Xnovo Technology ApS is the commercial result of more than 20 years of Synchrotron and Diffraction-Imaging research at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Driven by an urge to make 3D crystallographic X-ray technology accessible for a wider range of materials scientists, Xnovo Technology ApS was founded in December 2012 by Senior Scientist Erik Mejdal Lauridsen, DTU-Energy Conversion, and Professor Henning Friis Poulsen, DTU-Physics.
“As a scientist, I was frustrated that only a handful of people had access to our advanced 3D synchrotron imaging techniques. Now a much wider audience of companies and research institutions can harvest the benefits from 3D X-ray crystallographic imaging,” says founder and CEO Erik Mejdal Lauridsen.
From university research to commercial company
The first commercial application of Xnovo’s patent portfolio was the partnership with Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy Inc. The 3D crystallographic imaging solution GrainMapper3D™ was made available as part of the LabDCT™ module on the ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa X-ray Microscope mid-2015.
Close ties to academia
Through close collaborations with leading research institutions, Xnovo seeks to bring state-of-the-art analysis tools to our customers. To this end we have engaged in a range of collaborative projects, and we are always interested in hearing from new potential partners.
In particular, Xnovo still has strong ties to the Danish academic community educating the talents of the future. We are happy to co-supervise students at all levels, and as a special initiative aimed at encouraging excellent young researchers to pursue a career in X-ray science, Xnovo supports the annual Danscatt PhD award.