WHEELING, Illinois (October 16, 2007) - Faxitron X-Ray LLC (Faxitron) today announced
that it was awarded a multi-year contract by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for up to 22 MX-20 digital cabinet x-ray systems.
The systems will be used for seed imaging in Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), a
nationwide plant safeguarding and identification program administered by the USDA. Initial
systems will be ordered by USDA facilities in Maryland, California, and Hawaii.
The small focal spot x-ray tube, 5X geometric magnification, and high resolution digital detector
of the MX-20 make it well-suited for detailed seed analysis.
About Faxitron X-Ray LLC
Faxitron X-Ray LLC is the global leader in cabinet x-ray systems for specimen radiography,
research, and NDT applications. With an installed base of over 5000 systems in medical
facilities and scientific and industrial laboratories around the world, Faxitron is the industry
standard in cabinet x-ray. For over 30 years, Faxitron has defined cabinet x-ray by developing
innovative products to meet the evolving needs of our customers. From film to the latest in
digital imaging technology, the company's focus on quality and ease-of-use continues to earn the
trust and repeat business of its customers. For more information, visit www.faxitron.com.
Vice President, Marketing
Faxitron X-Ray LLC