Tech firm Kromek gets Government backing to develop Covid detection equipment

Sedgefield’s Kromek is developing a new system that can detect Covid-19 in the air after receiving major Government funding.

The business is working on adapting its current technology so that it can automatically detect all airborne viruses, including coronavirus, which could improve the Government’s track and trace efforts. The project has received £1.25m backing from Innovate UK.

Once fully developed, Kromek plans to deploy the new technology in busy areas, such as airports, hospitals, shopping centres, and entertainment venues.

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. 

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More articles like this


Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

Kromek will be exhibiting at the 9th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium, which will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant CBRN stakeholders to discuss


Kromek CZT components for medical imaging

CZT and medical imaging Cadmium zinc telluride (CZT also written as CdZnTe) is a room-temperature semiconductor radiation detector that has many uses in medical imaging, especially in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). CZT camera solutions are used


RayMon10 handheld rugged in-field gamma isotope detector

A powerful and rugged handheld gamma detector for high-resolution radioactive isotope identification. The RayMon10 is one of the most powerful and rugged handheld radiation monitors in the world. It can be used to detect, measure and accurately identify


D3S ID protection from nuclear terrorism

Turn anyone into a walking radiation detector. The D3S ID is a light, wearable Radiation Isotope Detector (RIID) that allows you to identify radioactive threats swiftly, showing the difference between medical and industrial sources and those that are


Why visit SECON 2021?

Kromek’s South Korean distributor will be attending this event with Kromek radiation detectors. You can also: Explore state-of-the-art developments in the security industryOn the occasion of 4th industrial revolution, you can find out all kinds of the latest


NCT PRO Special Forces 2021

Kromek will be sending their products to NCT Pro, so that teams from different Dutch agencies and organizations at NCT Pro can be trained in different scenarios using our radiation detectors. Background In February 2020, the Dutch SOCOM