Glenbrook is Recognized For Helping College Engineering Students

Since 2005, Glenbrook has been supporting engineering and technology students by establishing The Glenbrook Technologies Scholarship at the County College at Morris (CCM) in Randolph, New Jersey. “We formed  a scholarship because much of our futures will require talented young adults to design and build devices that will create and ensure the quality of all our lives,” notes Glenbrook’s founder Gil Zweig and his wife, Claire.

As part of the scholarship, all recipients work as interns at Glenbrook Technologies for hands-on experience to augment their academic work. “Innovation and invention both require academic and vocational knowledge.” says Gil Zweig, “And CCM provides the academic environment while our scholarship provides the rest.”

Meet Glenbrook’s College Scholarship Recipient, Philippe Clesca

Raised in West Orange, Philippe Clesca showed an early proficiency in technology, beginning with an online project at 16 which connected gamers worldwide in one place to interact, share and compete with one another.

“I fell in love with the challenge as well as the concept of computer science,” says Philippe. “The challenge is what hooked me, because rather than running from adversity, I run into it head on and try to overcome it.” As part of his scholarship, Philippe worked as an intern at Glenbrook this past March.

Today, more than half of Glenbrook’s employees are either CCM graduates or former students.

 

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 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