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ALFT produces the world's only commercial soft X-ray source enabling development in mining, lithography, cancer treatment and security.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Kanata, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

ALFT provides unique, patented capability to deliver proven, cost-effective and portable soft X-ray sources to enable the development of new applications, commercial opportunities and advance scientific research. ALFT’s soft X-ray technology is the most advanced solution on the market today enabling applications such as Skin Cancer treatment, Lithography, Trace Element Detection, Anthrax Collection, Forensics and Soil Remediation.


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    Michael Inskip
    Chief Executive Officer

    Michael Inskip's expertise is in leading global sales, all aspects of marketing, business development and business operations for both public and private companies. Three of his previous early stage companies that he worked for have become successful technology companies, including two Ottawa based companies; Iridian Spectral Technologies which was acquired by JDS Uniphase and Enablence Technologies which is now listed on the TSX-V.

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    Robert Dotten
    Chief Technology Officer

    Since joining ALFT in 2003, Mr. Dotten has led the restructuring of the company’s new research and manufacturing facilities. Mr. Dotten draws on his extensive and diverse experience to lead ALFT’s product and technology development initiatives.
    Prior to ALFT, Mr. Dotten led the Corporate Centre for Excellence for Alignment Systems with Optical Process Automation – a division of JDS Uniphase.

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    Meisheng Xu
    Chief Scientist

    Dr. Xu has been the Chief Scientist of ALFT since 2003, from 1999-2002 he was the Research Scientist at Advanced Laser and Fusion Technologies Inc. working on the development of soft X-ray generation by vacuum spark technology.

    Meisheng Xu holds a Ph.D in the field of physical optics from London South Bank University, UK. Dr. Xu has a Masters degree in Engineering from the Institute for High Energy Electronics, University of ES and T of China.

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    Emilio Panarella
    Technical Advisor and Founder

    Emillio Panarella founded Advanced Laser and Fusion Technology, Inc. a spin off from his research in the National Research Council’s plasma radiation program. His vision to use hot dense plasma as a commercially viable source for electromagnetic radiation (specifically soft X-ray generation) was the driving force behind the company’s creation.
    From 1964 to 1987, Mr Panarella held various positions at the National Research Council of Canada (