Kromek adapts detection technology to spot COVID-19 in the air

A North East company specialising in biological threat detection is adapting its air monitoring technology to detect COVID-19.

Kromek has received £1.25 million from Innovate UK to customise its pioneering system for automated detection of all airborne pathogens, including coronavirus.

Alongside the £1.25 million Innovate UK funding, Kromek has secured an additional £5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) – a long-term customer of the group.

Kromek Group plc designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security and civil nuclear radiation detection markets. 

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