The Glenbrook Advantage

advantage_photo1What is the Glenbrook Advantage?
Glenbrook Technologies has developed the MXRA® real-time x-ray imaging camera with resolution and sensitivity unmatched in the world today. The MXRA® camera performs, in effect, as an x-ray microscope. It’s development resulting from the combined, in-depth knowledge of x-ray phosphors and night vision technologies. The camera’s electro-optical control can be directed to variably magnify x-ray detail up to 40 times on a video monitor. The patented x-ray imaging technology developed by Glenbrook Technologies has been recognized by Wikibooks of Wikipedia as a decidedly new and advanced fluoroscopic technology, distinct from conventional digital imaging and demagnification fluoroscopy.
See link below for article reference. 

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basic_Physics_of_Digital_Radiography/The_Basics

Most importantly it means that Glenbrook systems can magnify details up to 40 times without having to move the object towards the x-ray source, a common method of magnification referred to as “geometric magnification”. Geometric magnification requires costly micro-focus x-ray tubes while MXRA® magnification technology does not. This unique capability results in a high resolution x-ray inspection system that is more compact and lower in cost… some systems compact enough to fit on a desk.

 
The Glenbrook Advantage

And now, using Glenbrook’s MXRA® technology you can inspect a wide range of materials including:

 
• Plastics • Rubber
• Ceramics • Silicones
• Titanium • Steel
• Bio-materials
….and many others with high resolution and at very low x-ray exposures (less than 16 watts).
Contact Glenbrook’s president, Gil Zweig, to discuss how MXRA® x-ray microscope technology can be used to your advantage.

January 2011: Gil Zweig Elected as an Affiliate Member of the Orthopaedic Research Society

Gil Zweig, President Glenbrook TechnologiesJanuary 19, 2011

Glenbrook Technologies announces the election of Gil Zweig as an Affiliate Member of the Orthopaedic Research Society.  Election to ORS Affiliate Membership is predicated on significant contribution to orthopaedic research and requires letters of recommendation submitted by two ORS members describing the significant scientific contributions made.

The contribution made by Glenbrook Technologies has been the development of their Magnification Fluoroscopy technology assisting and contributing to advancements in orthopaedic research at The Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia University Medical Center.

For information about Glenbrook Technologies’ innovations in x-ray imaging technology,
call 973-361-8866

Glenbrook LabScope™ Reveals Highly Detailed In-Vivo Images for Orthopaedic Researchers

Glenbrook Technologies Labscope- In-vivo images for orthopaedic researchApril 2010

(RANDOLPH, NJ) – When researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan needed to look inside a rat’s knee to observe the reconstruction and healing process of a new surgical procedure, they came to Glenbrook Technologies in Randolph, NJ to use the LabScope, Glenbrook’s patented magnification fluoroscopy technology.

LabScope technology displays anatomical details in high resolution – up to 15 line pairs per millimeter – and up to 25X magnification, using low-dose radiation that requires minimal operator protection. The compact, low-cost system displayed the rat’s patella in highly detailed still images and motion studies that were saved to memory for future reference. Subsequently, Glenbrook lent a LabScope to HSS for the staff to use to complete its research studies. Since then, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta has purchased two LabScopes. The potential orthopaedic research applications of the LabScope cover a wide variety of small animal imaging studies.

Glenbrook Technologies, founded in 1983, has developed numerous x-ray technologies for the animal research industry as well as the electronic, medical device and security industries. In 2009 the company received both a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey and an Invention Advancement Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.
For more information about Glenbrook Technologies’ innovations in x-ray imaging technology, call
973-361-8866 or visit www.glenbrooktech.com.

Extraordinarily magnified fluoroscopic detail and small system footprint achieved with patented technology

Minimal protective garments required

Images and motion videos saved to memory

For information about Glenbrook Technologies’ innovations in x-ray imaging technology,
call 973-361-8866

World Micro Announces the Purchase of X-Ray and Decapsulation Equipment

Over $250,000 Invested in Counterfeit Detection

Atlanta, GA, November 24, 2009 – Georgia-based electronics distributor, World Micro, today announced that it has made additional investments to further protect its customers from the onslaught of counterfeit and sub-standard parts that are infiltrating every link in the global electronic component supply chain.

In addition to existing quality investments, World Micro announces the purchase of a self contained X-Ray machine and a Decapsulation Machine. Together, these machines will allow an inside view of the component to verify authenticity.

World Micro’s President Dan Ellsworth states, “Our mission is to become the best company in the world at detecting counterfeit components and these investments show that we are serious about achieving this objective.”

Steve Zweig of Glenbrook Technologies, Inc. commented, “Our award winning X-Ray camera technology results in unmatched detail. The versatility of the machine allows quick inspection of every component on a reel, without removing the components from the carrier tape. We are excited World Micro has selected our system for implementation”

The machine’s capability of rotating the component a full 360 degrees will also provide the ability to protect against components that have been mishandled and subjected to either electrostatic discharge or internal moisture buildup. It is a non-destructive test process that will not harm the component.

In addition, World Micro has purchased a decapsulation station manufactured by Nisene Technology Group that will allow the removal of the plastic top of a component. It will allow magnified (500x) inspection of the interior of the circuit, as well as confirming the die part number matches the component’s part number.

Although this is a destructive process, it provides invaluable detail of the tested component.

“It is an honor to know that World Micro has selected our decapsulation equipment and that we are playing a vital role in stopping the growing problem of counterfeit components.” said Erik Jordan of Nisene Technology Group.

Art Ogg, World Micro’s Director of Quality and Industry leader in counterfeit detection and avoidance training, agreed, “With the purchase of this equipment, we are demonstrating relentless commitment to protect our customers. There are few companies that have reached the level of counterfeit detection that is found at World Micro.”

World Micro has become a leader in quality with ISO 9000, AS9120 and ANSI/ESD $20.20 certification, IDEA membership and certified professional quality engineers using a 72 point inspection procedure on all incoming parts. All of World Micro’s suppliers are qualified through a rigorous audit process. World Micro has pushed the quality commitment up and down the supply chain.

ABOUT – World Micro is a global electronics distribution company. Since, 1995, World Micro has helped Purchasing and Engineering Departments at leading OEM, EMS, and ODM companies research, design, source, stock, procure, inventory, and manage board level components, embedded computing products and military/aerospace specialty hardware. World Micro is headquartered in Roswell, Georgia.

Contact:
Todd Ballew
World Micro, Inc
800-400-5026

tballew@worldmicro.com
www.worldmicro.com

Glenbrook Technologies wins Edison Award and Invention Advancement Award

November 2009

NJ R&D 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent AwardGlenbrook Technologies of Randolph, New Jersey has received two awards in one year for the company’s innovative advances in x-ray imaging technology.

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey named Glenbrook founder and president Gil Zweig a 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award Winner in November. In August, the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame honored Glenbrook with its Invention Advancement Award for 2009.

Zweig notes that “Thomas Edison demonstrated the first x-ray fluoroscope, as reported by the New York Times, on May 12, 1896. It has taken Glenbrook 113 years to improve on it. We are proud to continue to develop the technology initiated by Mr. Edison.” The x-ray machine, invented in 1895, was recently named the most significant scientific invention of past centuries in an online poll of nearly 50,000 people conducted by the Science Museum in London.
Both awards honor Glenbrook for the development of its High Resolution Low Dose Magnifying X-ray Fluooscope and System, which was issued U.S. Patent No 7,426,258. It produces highly magnified fluoroscopic images that reveal tiny anatomical details, and displays them on a video monitor in full motion, using very low levels of radiation.
As Zweig describes it, the invention “has the potential to provide detailed radiological information not obtainable with any existing radiological modality: dynamic fluoroscopic images of the smallest anatomical features. We welcome collaboration with research facilities that could use this capability.”
Glenbrook’s technology is now used by most major medical device manufacturers in the USA, in development and production, and in pre-clinical and research studies, to ensure the quality of medical implants. On Aug. 18, 2009, yet another patent was issued for this technology as a tool in the development of vena cava blood clot filters.
Other 2009 Edison Patent Award Winners include Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Laboratories; the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company and Exxon-Mobil Research & Engineering Company. The R&D Council supports the advancement of technology and innovation and celebrates individual achievements in all aspects of R&D.

Glenbrook is only the fifth recipient of the Invention Advancement Award, granted to individuals or organizations in New Jersey that advance inventive, innovative and entrepreneurial activities, making a positive impact on people’s lives. Previous winners were the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology (1999), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (2000), the New Jersey Technology Council (2001) and the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey (2002).
Glenbrook, founded in 1983, has developed numerous x-ray technologies for the security and electronic industries, as well as for medical device development. Applications include the screening of “at-risk” mail and ensuring the quality of electronic components and assemblies in laboratories and production facilities worldwide.

The Research and Development Counsel of New Jersey Thomas Alva Edison Award 2009
Gil Zweig, President Glenbrook Technologies
For information about Glenbrook Technologies’ innovations in x-ray imaging technology,
call 973-361-8866

New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame honors Glenbrook Technologies for Invention Advancement

July 2009

New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame has honored Glenbrook Technologies, Inc., a small, 26-year-old x-ray inspection technology company headquartered in Randolph, New Jersey, with its Invention Advancement Award for 2009.
The award recognizes Glenbrook’s patented x-ray imaging technology, which produces highly magnified fluoroscopic images that reveal tiny anatomical details, and displays them on a video monitor in full motion, using very low levels of radiation. This capability is not available in any of today’s other medical imaging modalities, including angiography, digital radiography, MRI, CT, PET or SPET.

This technology is being used by every major medical device manufacturer in the USA, in development and production, and in pre-clinical and research studies, to ensure the quality of medical implants. Later this year, yet another patent will be issued for this technology as a tool in the development of vena cava stent-like implants.

In the security and electronic industries, applications include the screening of “at-risk” mail and ensuring the quality of electronic components and assemblies in development laboratories and production facilities worldwide.
Glenbrook is only the fifth recipient of the Invention Advancement Award, granted to individuals or organizations in New Jersey that advance inventive, innovative and entrepreneurial activities, making a positive impact on people’s lives. Previous winners were the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology (1999), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (2000), the New Jersey Technology Council (2001) and the Biotechnology Council of New Jersey (2002).

“We are honored that the Inventors Hall of Fame feels that Glenbrook Technologies, a small company focused on improving quality through x-ray inspection, has fulfilled the mission expressed by the Invention Advancement Award,” said Gilbert Zweig, founder and president of the company. “We are very proud to receive this award, granted for the first time in seven years.”

The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame is based at Stevens Institute of Technology. The Invention Advancement Award, and the Hall of Fame’s other awards, will be presented at a dinner held at Stevens Institute on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009. The Hall of Fame has recognized Zweig previously, naming him an Inventor of the Year in 1994. In 2007, the New Jersey Technology Council awarded its Life Sciences Award to Glenbrook for the development of the MicroFluor system, which allows high-magnification fluoroscopic imaging of endovascular implants with dose rates estimated to be 1/200th of conventional fluoroscopy.

NJ Inventors Hall of Fame - Advancement of Invention 2009
Gil Zweig, President Glenbrook Technologies

For information about Glenbrook Technologies’ innovations in x-ray imaging technology,
call 973-361-8866