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Ion Linac Systems

Compact, hospital-practical radiation source that is the key to unlocking a $3 billion improvement in radiation cancer therapy and lower cost medical isotopes.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2014
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website ionlinacs.com

Company Summary

ILS is making compact ion and neutron radiation practical with patented accelerators so inexpensive to buy and operate, with such great beam performance, they will drive over $3 Billion in sales to systems integrators in 1) neutron cancer therapy, 2) isotope production 3) neutron-based imaging for inspection and security, and 4) other medical and industrial markets.


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    President and CEO

    President/CEO of three previous startups. Strong investor exits. Led the VC-backed turnaround of the Micromanipulator Company. Significant exit in 2012. Led VC-backed MesoSystems Technology to 400% valuation increase and rapid exit. Led pivot of TerraEchos in early big data analytics services, achieving major seed stage investment and nearly $1 million in first year sales.
    BS, United States Naval Academy
    MBA, University of Rochester

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    Don Swenson
    Chief Scientist

    World-class leader in design and development of ion linear accelerators (linacs). 20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including the tech-transfer of then-leading Soviet linac technology to the Western world. Numerous innovations and developments in low particle energy linacs, including the highly efficient radio frequency focused interdigital (RFI) structure. 14 patents. Past founder and CEO of Linac Systems, LLC.

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    Director of Operations

    Over 30 years of engineering and project management of complex, high-energy hardware systems for commercial and government markets.

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    Chief Engineer

    PhD Physics, Michigan State. Over 30 years experience leading R&D, engineering, and project management in multi-million dollar accelerator and optics programs at Stanford, Rockwell, and Boeing. Expert in development processes, system diagnostics and commissioning, and project management.

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    Associate Scientist

    PhD Physics, University of New Mexico. Expert in microwave systems and modeling. Working with ILS over 1 year improving and consolidating linac system modeling and design software and processes, system operation and testing.


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    Candice Owens
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    Deborah Peacock
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    Carl Willis

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