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Teledyne acquires pressure-sensitive breast compression IP portfolio for mammography and new mechanical biomarkers

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – November 8, 2022 – Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, and global leader in Digital X-Ray Image Sensing technology, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Sigmascreening B.V. patents and IP portfolio on pressure-sensitive breast compression for screening and diagnosis. With its purchase, Teledyne DALSA has exclusive access to the Sigmascreening IP portfolio and algorithms, including new features in the biomechanical elements that will extend the superior imaging quality and consistency achieved today with Teledyne’s unparalleled Xineos series of CMOS-based mammography detectors.

The unique combination of detector and pressure-sensitive compression is expected to create new possibilities for immediate diagnostic information as well as biomarkers for breast screening. According to Thorsten Achterkirchen, Vice President, and General Manager of Teledyne DALSA’s X-Ray Solutions business, “we intend to expand our CMOS X-Ray detector product line for mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with new subsystem products for optimizing breast imaging and improving patient comfort during screening.”

Ivo Aarninkhof, CEO of Sigmascreening, commented, ‘’we are delighted with the purchase of the Sigmascreening patents and IP portfolio by Teledyne DALSA. Use of the pressure-based compression technology during digital breast tomosynthesis and mammography improves participant and technologist experience and reduces compression pressure variability, mean breast thickness, and glandular dose.”1

Since much of the original work on pressure-sensitive compression originated at the Amsterdam UMC, Teledyne DALSA intends to extend the clinical cooperation with Amsterdam UMC and the departments of Radiology and Radiotherapy, and Biomedical Engineering and Physics, to conduct new research in the fields of breast imaging, body proteins analysis, and lab-on-a chip technology.


Teledyne DALSA provides state-of-the-art image sensing, capture and processing solutions to medical, dental, and scientific equipment manufacturers. Building on more than 30 years of proven capability and innovation, our highly skilled team of imaging specialists adds value with their continued focus on leading-edge product design. Our manufacturing processes are tailored to comply with the stringent quality, reliability, and traceability requirements of the medical and scientific X-ray community.

Sigmascreening B.V. is a medical device company focusing on the development of new innovative products in the area of digital mammography and breast cancer screening. Sigmascreening is established as a spin-off company from the Amsterdam UMC.

1 Quote is based on this scientific article:



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Published 2022-11-08

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