A company in Sedgefield has created a machine that can detect Covid-19 in the air. It is a world-first and is currently being trialled and tested across the North East of England.
Kromek was working on bio terrorism detection when the pandemic began and changed its agenda to help with the fight against it.
The new Kromek technology works by taking in masses of air and turning it into a droplet. The liquid is then tested to see if it contains Covid-19. It has the same accuracy level as a PCR test and could greatly reduce the need for expensive lab testing.
Kromek Group plc designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe