American Science and Engineering

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American Science and Engineering, Inc.
Traded as NASDAQASEI
Industry Instrumentation
Founded 1958
Headquarters Billerica, Massachusetts
Revenue $166 million (2010)[1]
Employees 360[1]
Website www.as-e.com

American Science and Engineering Inc, (AS&E) is a US manufacturer of X-ray equipment and related technologies, originating in 1958 as a developer for NASA, with an early focus on X-ray astronomy led by Riccardo Giacconi.[1] Among other developments Giacconi's team made possible the Einstein Observatory (the first full imaging X-ray telescope, launched 1978), and Giacconi's work at AS&E saw him win the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics.[1]

Among other things, AS&E provides both transmission X-ray and backscatter X-ray equipment for airports, seaports, critical infrastructures, border crossings and other locations where security scanning is required. AS&E has also developed a mobile backscatter X-ray van (ZBV).[2][3]

AS&E is listed on the NASDAQ (ASEI).

Last year, AS&E made $64million profit on $278million revenue.[1]

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