Exploring a better tomorrow
We explore. Driven by our passion for science. Boosted by our unique infrastructure. We sound out the frontiers. We expand our knowledge in various nuclear areas. However many horizons we may explore, we always pursue the same objective: developing innovative applications for society. Why do we strive for this objective? Because we are convinced that, with one of the smallest elements on earth, the atom, we can make the biggest difference for society. Both now and in the future.
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The Dutch medical device company Quirem Medical recently started using the BR2 research reactor for the production of QuiremSpheres®. QuiremSpheres® are used for treating liver cancer and consist of small radioactive spheres loaded with holmium-166. These spheres can now also be activated in the BR2 research reactor of nuclear research centre SCK CEN. “Thanks to the production of holmium-166, we are helping to step up the fight against liver cancer”, it sounds. In 2020, it was the third most deadly cancer in the world.
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From cancer research to the impact of radioactivity on the body: SCK CEN’s research knows no boundaries.
SCK CEN is working on many applications to protect people and the environment, now and in a distant future, against ionising radiation.
Any research conducted by SCK CEN has a social added value, but society is also the very subject of one specific research field.
Thanks to its knowledge in material aging, SCK CEN accurately predicts how materials (will) behave in a nuclear reactor.
SCK CEN boosts innovation in nuclear technology in various ways.
Safety is our priority, radiation protection our keyword. SCK CEN measures, monitors and analyses.
SCK CEN Academy: a matter of acquiring and sharing knowledge
Events & fairs
Online training | Opleiding in stralingsbescherming voor werknemers conform Artikel 25 ARBIS
Training course on radioactive waste management | Fully booked
PATRICIA Heavy Metal Summer School 2021