Keep PET simple!

Cost-effective high-resolution PET scanner technology

About us

RI-TE is a spin-off company from the University of Aveiro developing preclinical PET systems with applications in molecular imaging research, education and training. Our intelligent PET system and scanning method achieves high performance while reducing complexity and costs by more than 80%, enabling a much wider use of this powerful technology. Our mission is to WIDEN ACCESS TO PET IMAGING, by making it much more affordable.

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News

August, 2020
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RI-TE got accepted to the Health Venture Lab REACTOR Batch of 2020!

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August, 2020
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New study: An acute single low dose of cocaine induces brain metabolic and structural changes. EasyPET.3D was used to investigate the metabolic and morphological brain changes underlying the behavioral outcome in response to an acute single low dose of cocaine.

July, 2020
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RI-TE attended the Virtual SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting Edition (July 11-14).

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June, 2020

The abstract "Characteristics and properties of a novel cost-effective preclinical PET scanner for high performance molecular imaging of small animal models" was accepted as a Top Rated Oral Presentation (TROP) within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.

June, 2020

The abstract "LM-MLEM for an Ultra-High VoR density PET" was accepted as a Top Rated Oral Presentation (TROP) within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.

June, 2020

The abstract "A rat preliminary study on medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw" was accepted as a Poster within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.

June, 2020

The abstract "Design and implementation of a network-based educational platform for simulation of a benchtop PET system" was accepted as a Poster with Oral Presentation within the Scientific Programme of EANM'20.

January, 2020
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The latest release of EasyPET.3D software features a new, user-friendly GUI which provides easy access to vast functionalities for both preclinical and academic users.

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September, 2019
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Study: Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Treatment The easyPET.3D was used to study inflammation process.

April, 2019
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Study bone metabolic activity with easyPET.3D.

SOLUTIONS

RI-TE offers world-class solutions in the fields of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Nuclear Medicine, Radiopharmacy, Medical Imaging and associated instrumentation.

PET Scanners

EasyPET technology is a new concept for high-resolution PET imaging. Its simplicity allows overcoming the main barriers to the adoption and use of PET: high complexity and cost.

Services

With our experience and know-how of radiation detection and imaging we can help you with your challenges and have a positive impact in your projects.

easyPET.3D

Entry-level preclinical PET scanner for small animal imaging research and training of nuclear medicine technologists.

iPET / breast iPET

Upgraded systems specially designed and engineered for advanced preclinical imaging research (iPET) and breast-dedicated PET.



Detector Assembly


Trust in our expertise for:

- Detector Development;

- Design, evaluation, repair and upgrade;





Software Development


Exclusive solutions in:

- Radiation detectors and data acquisition;

- User interface;

- Image reconstruction and processing;

- Computacional simulations of radiation imaging systems;



Other


RI-TE provides services in:

- Radiation detection and imaging field;

- Biomedical engineering subjects;

- Project management;

- Technical reporting;

- Intellectual property, etc.;

Our Team

Highly skilled and driven.

Filipe

Filipe Castro

Co-founder
CEO

João

João Veloso

Co-founder
CSO

Ana

Ana Luísa

Co-founder
COO

Pedro

Pedro Correia

Co-founder
CTO

Martim

Martim Guedes

Manager
Finance

Pedro

Pedro Encarnação

Engineer
R&D

Adriana

Adriana Azevedo

Engineer
Sales scientist

André

André Sá

Engineer
R&D

Fabiana

Fabiana Morais

Engineer
R&D

Raquel

Raquel Alves

Engineer
R&D

Partners

RI-TE collaborates with several partners in industry and academia for product R&D, pilot tests, production, marketing and sales.

DRIM lab @ dfis

Product R&D and tests

CAEN S.p.A.

Provider of easyPET education kit

iCBR @ fmuc

R&D, small animal imaging trials

Univ. Manchester

R&D

Univ. Insubria

R&D

Exatronic Lda

Electronics

TIS Lda

Mechanics, prototyping

EIT Health

Mentoring, Coaching

UA Incubator @ PCI

Incubation services

Ridgeview AB

Biomolecular research instruments

ProDigitek

Representation in AUS/NZ

We're always open to new collaborations that can help our company grow forward and our products go global.

Please reach out to us if you'd like to become a partner in our mission to provide the next generation PET scanners!

Events

EANM 2020

RI-TE will participate at the 33rd Annual EANM Congress (October 22-30), in a virtual edition.

SNMMI 2020 - Virtual Edition

RI-TE attended the Virtual SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting Edition (July 11-14).

IEEE Medical Imaging Conference 2019

EasyPET.3D was presented at the 2019 IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD in Manchester, UK, 26 October - 2 November.

EANM 2019

EasyPET.3D was presented at the 2019 EANM Congress, 12-16 October in Barcelona, Spain.

Total Body PET conference 2018

RI-TE participated and was a bronze sponsor of the Total Body PET conference 2018, organized by Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital (Belgium, June 30 - July 2).

Startup Olè 2018

RI-TE participated and exhibited at Startup Olè 2018 (Salamanca, April 17-19), where it was selected to pitch before the king of Spain and the president of Portugal.

20ª Feira do Empreendedor

RI-TE participated and exhibited at the 20th Entrepreneur Fair (Porto, Nov. 23-25).

Web Summit

RI-TE participated and exhibited at Web Summit 2017 (Lisbon, Nov. 6-9).

Publications

P. Correia et al., "EasyPET-3D: boosting price-performance of preclinical PET" (poster), 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Italy, June 2019.

P. Correia et al., "An EDUGATE simulation toolkit based on the educational easyPET", Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express , vol. 5 number 2, January 2019.

J. Veloso et al., "Assessment of easyPET for 18F-FDG neurological studies in mice" (poster), 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Sydney, Nov. 2018.

P. Correia et al., "Development of an EDUGATE simulation toolkit for the easyPET scanners family" (poster), 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Sydney, Nov. 2018.

P. Correia et al., "Intelligent scanning preclinical PET: project status and first animal imaging" (poster), 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Sydney, Nov. 2018.

J. Veloso et al., "Full body intelligent scanning preclinical PET: characterization and first animal tests of a small-scale system", EJNMMI Physics 2018, vol. 5 suppl 1: 19, abstracts of the Total Body PET conference 2018 Ghent, Belgium. 30 June - 2 July 2018. Springer Open, DOI: 10.1186/s40658-018-0218-7.

D. Sá et al., "3D List-mode Image Reconstruction for the EasyPET prototype", Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 59 suppl 1: 1785, May 2018.

J. Veloso et al., "Full body intelligent scanning preclinical PET: characterization and first animal tests of a small-scale system" (poster), 1st Conference on Total Body PET, Ghent, Jul. 2018.

I.F. Castro et al., "easyPET - cost-effective PET scanner for education, training and research" (talk), 1st Conference on Total Body PET, industry session, Ghent, Jul. 2018.

N. Ferreira et al., "3D List-mode Image Reconstruction for the EasyPET prototype" (poster), 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging (SNMMI), Pennsylvania, Jun. 2018.

P. Correia et al., "easyPET: characterization of a concept prototype following the NEMA NU 4-2008 standards" (poster), 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Atlanta, Oct. 2017.

P. Correia et al., "easyPET: An EDUGATE simulation toolkit based on the educational easyPET system" (poster), 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Atlanta, Oct. 2017.

J. Veloso et al., "EasyPET for Preclinical - First results of a system demonstrator with SiPMs" (talk), 8th International Conference on New Developments in Photodetection (NDIP), Tours, Jul. 2017.

P. Correia et al., "EasyPET: characterization of a concept prototype following the NEMA NU 4-2008 standards" (poster), 6th Conference on PET-MRI and SPECT-MRI (PSMR), Lisbon, May 2017.

V. Arosio et al., "The EasyPET: A novel concept for an educational cost-effective positron emission 2D scanner", 2016 IEEE NSS/MIC Conference Record, Dec. 2016, DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069360

J. Veloso et al., "easyPET - a new approach for axial preclinical PET" (poster), 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Strasbourg, Nov. 2016.

V. Arosio et al., "easyPET: a novel concept for an affordable tomographic system" (talk), 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), Strasbourg, Nov. 2016.

J. Veloso et al., "EasyPET - a new concept for democratize the use of axial preclinical PET" (talk), 2nd TWD Symposium in Detection and Imaging (ATTRACT), Strasbourg, Nov. 2016.

FUNDING AND RECOGNITION

Deep Tech Pioneer

RI-TE was selected as one of Hello Tomorrow's Deep Tech Pioneers, among more than 5000 startups from 128 different countries that applied to the 2020 Global Challenge, and a finalist of the Orano international startup call.

Projects co-financed by EU

RI-TE received funding under the operational programme Centro 2020, supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), to lead the execution of R&D project "EasyPET" (2016-18). More recently, RI-TE was awarded further funding to lead two news R&D projects: project "iPET" (2019-22) and project "TO2" (2020-2021).

Portuguese Innovation Agency

As of February 2019, RI-TE is recognized by the National Innovation Agency as fit and proper for the practice of R&D activities in the scientific and technical domains of "Advanced technologies applied to health" and "Other medical technologies".

EIT Health

RI-TE was a medtech semifinalist of EIT Health Catapult 2018 competition, receiving expert mentorship and smart money from EIT Health, including a 3rd place prize at the EIT Joint Grand Final in Budapest, November 2018. Furthermore, RI-TE was selected for Go Global Medtech/Digital Health 2019 program and is part of the EIT Health Investor Network.

Internet+ China

RI-TE received the golden award among 60 teams in the International Track of the 4th China "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Xiamen and silver award in the 1st "Internet+" between China and Portuguese Language Countries in Macau, October 2018.

European Commission

RI-TE has received the Horizon 2020 seal of excellence following evaluation by an international panel of independent experts, of project proposal "iPET" submitted under SME instrument phase 2 call (Nov. 2017).

Venture Cup

RI-TE won the HealthTech category of Venture Cup Portugal 2017 (Porto, June 30) and participated in the University Startup World Cup 2017 (Copenhagen, Sep. 18-22), receiving the Best Customer Focus HealthTech award.

ANJE Startup Accelerator

RI-TE was awarded with an installation prize after participating in ANJE (Portuguese National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) Startup Accelerator Program in 2015.

Startup League

RI-TE is sponsored by the Startup League.

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