JANESVILLE and FITCHBURG, Wis., April 20, 2021 – SHINE Medical Technologies LLC and Phoenix LLC today announced that the companies have completed a merger under which Phoenix has become a wholly owned subsidiary of SHINE.
SHINE is a next-generation nuclear technology company focused on unlocking the power of fusion technologies to benefit the planet and humankind. The company's goal is to deliver on the long-term promise of clean fusion energy by advancing fusion technology starting with the commercialization of medical isotopes. Phoenix designs and manufactures the world's strongest steady-state fusion neutron generators used for advanced industrial imaging and other applications for improving safety and quality in the aerospace, defense, medical and energy sectors.
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Phoenix built the first-production neutron generator for SHINE. It is housed in SHINE's demonstration facility in Janesville, Wis.
The combined company represents the first two phases of the long-term vision of Greg Piefer, the founder of both companies, for producing clean energy from fusion (see "SHINE's Four-Phase Progression to Clean Energy Production" below). The goal of each phase of SHINE's approach is to build additional capacity and capability, and deepen scientific understanding of fusion technology as it progresses to clean fusion energy production. Each step through the four phases is expected to provide further proof of the technology's robustness, a foundation for ongoing innovation in the next phase and the creation of value for the company, its customers, and shareholders.
"SHINE and Phoenix have shared a common long-term vision and operated in close collaboration during the past 11 years, but it's always been inefficient to operate as separate companies," said Greg Piefer, CEO of SHINE. "Coming together will enable us to advance fusion technology more quickly by aligning interests and combining complementary core competencies. Through the four phases, we are taking a deliberate approach to building a company that can ultimately deliver cost-effective, clean fusion energy to billions, while serving important near-term market needs like advanced industrial imaging and medical isotopes, along the way." For a video of additional comments from Greg Piefer, please click here (:46 broadcast-quality available for the media).
Phoenix has developed a strong track record of commercialization and revenue generation by applying its fusion-based technology to applications such as advanced industrial imaging, which can image modern materials in great detail, addressing quality assurance and safety needs in the aerospace, defense, energy, and other industries. These applications are part of Phase 1 of the four-phase approach.