UK Prime Minister Tony Blair visits Durham Scientific Crystals

Tony Blair at DSC

Country Durham, UK, December 23, 2005 — British Prime minister Tony Blair today visited the offices and research laboratories of Amphion Innovations partner company Durham Scientific Crystals, to which he paid tribute as an excellent example of world-beating commercially significant technology originating from UK universities.

The Prime Minister is seen here with DSC director and co-founder Dr. Max Robinson and researcher Dr. Ben Cantwell (holding the chip) examining samples of DSC’s new x-ray detection materials which are set to revolutionize electronic x-ray imaging in medical applications such as mammography and in security screening at stations and airports. Dr Robinson praised the important company development support received from Amphion since its recent £1 million investment in DSC.

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About Durham Scientific Crystals, Ltd.
Durham Scientific Crystals, Ltd. is a research and development company, which was spun-out from the Physics Department of the University of Durham. The company was formed in April 2003 and has been actively involved in the research and development of semiconductor materials, in conjunction with the University research labs. DSC's technological expertise is a result of over three decades of semiconductor research at the University of Durham.

DSC is located in Sedgefield, County Durham, England and is developing next-generation proprietary products and processes based around key semiconductor optoelectronic materials used in medical and security applications.

About Amphion Innovations plc
Amphion Innovations plc recently listed on the AIM Exchange in London under the symbol AMP. Amphion's business is the formation, financing, management and development of life science and technology companies, working in partnership with corporations, governments, universities, and entrepreneurs seeking to commercialize their intellectual property.

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