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Traded as  NASDAQ: ASEI
Founded  1958
Industry  Instrumentation
Revenue  126.7 million USD (2015)
Number of employees  245

Type  Public (Acquisition by OSI Systems pending)
CEO  Charles P. Dougherty (9 Apr 2013–)
Headquarters  Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

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American Science and Engineering Inc, (AS&E) is an American manufacturer of advanced 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. 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.


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).

In June 2016, OSI Systems offered to purchase the company for $269 million, The deal needs to be approved by regulators and shareholders, but this is expected before the end of 2016.

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

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American Science and Engineering Wikipedia