Research and Development

Adaptix is focused on transforming radiology. We recognize that outside of healthcare, there are additional opportunities for our X-ray technology. Our research efforts seek to develop a range of capabilities, building on our core technologies, including electron beam production and control through field emission, X-ray conversion and collimation, vacuum enclosures, and support systems such as embedded electronics and high-voltage generation.

Our research team includes scientists, engineers and technicians with a combined expertise in the aforementioned disciplines.

Our facilities include an on-site prototyping shop, clean rooms, precision assembly labs and X-ray testing labs. Our development team focuses on translating our own research into prototypes and products whilst our team of engineers and technicians use their extensive knowledge of materials and systems to design and build our products. We follow iterative development models, quickly incorporating test data into new revisions.

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Example of Morphological and Chemical Analysis
produced in conjunction with
the National Physics Laboratory

Intellectual Property


Adaptix recently filed for its tenth patent to protect the development of its addressable Flat Panel X-ray Source (‘FPS’). The patent portfolio now covers the full system including methods and apparatus for producing X-rays and the tools for 3D image reconstruction.

The combination of patents awarded and filed gives Adaptix the freedom to continue to innovate, while protecting further research and development into distributed arrays.

Adaptix’s IP portfolio includes a patent licensed from UCLA in 2009 where the work began in Dr Gil Travish’s lab on pyroelectric-driven X-ray sources. The company has a database of over 100 key inventions all pointing towards a significant transformation in radiology globally.

Facilities and Collaborations

Adaptix’s R&D facility is located at Oxford University’s Begbroke Science Park. Work is also conducted at the state-of-the-art facilities at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, one of the national scientific research laboratories in the UK operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The company also collaborates with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in assessing device performance. 

Various academic collaborations for research also exist with Oxford University and the Cockcroft Institute.

The company’s manufacturing hub is located in Scotland.