T-Ray Science has entered into a sub-licensing agreement with UK-based TeraView, allowing TeraView to use certain continuous wave (CW) TeraHertz (THz) technology, which has been shown to have numerous applications including process control in the medical imaging.

As per the terms of the sub-licensing agreement, T-Ray Science is expected to collect royalties on the sales of this product and any other products that utilise CW generation in the US.

TeraView pipeline of products include THz spectrometers such as CW Spectra 400 which utilises the sub-licensed technology.

TeraView claimed that the system generates a continuous wave which has a tunable frequency that is emitted and detected through a set of proprietary, fibre-fed THz photomixers.

Further by the addition of suitable supports, gantries or other units, CW Spectra 400 is capable of performing spectroscopy and imaging on a range of objects and materials.

Thomas Braun, president of T-Ray Science, said: “THz technology is different from other methods because one can image things as well as take measurements.”