Mirion Technologies Health Physics Division to Provide Radiation Detection Equipment for 2008 Beijing Olympics


Mirion Technologies Health Physics Division today announced the sale of radiation detection equipment to China Customs to support security efforts for the Beijing Olympics. The state-of-the-art PDS-100GN Pocket Radiation Detectors and HDS-100GN Handheld Search & ID Detectors, from the MGP Instruments product line, will be deployed to detect, measure and identify radioactive or nuclear materials.

"We are honored to provide equipment to assist in the security of one of the highest profile-sporting events in the world," said Antony Besso, President, of Mirion's Health Physics Division. "Our equipment is specifically designed for use by border and site security personnel to detect, identify and quantify hazardous radioactive sources immediately, while differentiating from medical, industrial, and naturally occurring radioactive materials."

Mirion offers a full line of radiation detection devices to support border security efforts, from electronic personnel dosimeters or credit card-size dosimeter badges to on-board complete and integrated systems. Mirion is the leading manufacturer of systems and equipment to protect people, property and the environment from nuclear, biological and chemical hazards.


Mirion Technologies is one of the world leaders in radiation detection, measuring and monitoring. Mirion has 14 facilities in Europe, Asia, and North America. Mirion Technologies is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area and is a portfolio company of American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS).

Source: Mirion Technologies