Welcome to Kromek Group plc
Kromek Group plc is a leading developer of radiation detection solutions based on high performance sensor materials, primarily cadmium zinc telluride (CZT), for applications within the medical, nuclear and security screening markets. Our solutions provide high resolution information on material composition and structure to enable the identification of cancerous tissues and hazardous materials (including explosives), and the analysis of radioactive materials.
With our vertically integrated technology offering and IP portfolio of over 247 patents, Kromek provides an end-to-end solution from the growth of CZT crystals to the design, development and manufacturing of finished products, including software, electronics and ASICs.
The multi-award winning Kromek D3S, that safeguards against the threat of nuclear terrorism
Specifically designed to uniquely deliver the cost and performance needed for the implementation of either: fixed, mobile and drone networks providing a continuous, always-on and affordable wide area monitoring capability, or, as a unique standalone detector for real-time in-field isotope ID
Unparalleled highest sensitivity for both gamma and neutron detection for a device in this size/class.
Kromek combined two of its leading technologies: the non-He3 compact thermal neutron scintillator detector and CsI(Tl)/silicon photo-multiplier-based gamma detector, into the ground-breaking ‘Discreet Dual Detector’, D3S; a hybrid gamma/neutron platform that uniquely combines low-cost with high sensitivity and small form factor together with a long-life battery power source making it the ideal portable instrument.
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Recognised under ‘Intelligent Systems’ and ‘Navigation & Surveillance Communications’ for D3S radiat
Kromek Wins Two Awards at 2016 IET Innovation Awards
Recognised under ‘Intelligent Systems’ and ‘Navigation & Surveillance Communications’ for D3S radiation detection solution
Kromek Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two accolades at the 2016 IET Innovation Awards in the categories of ‘Intelligent Systems’ and ‘Navigation & Surveillance Communications’ at a ceremony held in London on 16 November.
The Innovation Awards is the annual awards of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), celebrating the best innovations from both industry and academia in the fields of science, engineering and technology. In total, 15 category winners were chosen from 300 entries from 25 countries. The categories were independently judged by a panel of leading engineering experts in their respective fields.
Kromek received both awards for its networked radiation detection solution, the smartphone-sized D3S, to defend against nuclear terrorism. The D3S is a portable combined gamma neutron detector that is networked via mobile phone and linked to a central server to provide continuous wide-area monitoring to act as a warning system against the threat of attacks involving radiological "dirty bombs". Developed under the SIGMA programme of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, a demonstration was successfully conducted at one of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s major transportation hubs earlier this year and a large-scale test deployment of detectors is planned for Washington, D.C. ahead of a wider roll-out across the US.
Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: "We’re delighted to have received not just one, but two awards from such a prestigious institution as the IET for our innovative solution to combat modern security threats. I’d like to thank everyone at Kromek for their contribution towards us receiving this fantastic recognition from our peer group and industry experts, which is a reflection of the ability and commitment of our world-class team."
For further information about the winners and the 2016 IET Innovation Awards, please visit www.theiet.org/innovation.
The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also one of the most interdisciplinary, covering sectors ranging from energy and transport to manufacturing and communications. It seeks to change the outdated perceptions about engineering by recognising the diverse nature of the industry in the 21 century.
Kromek Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prize for Tech Achievement of the Y
Kromek Wins ‘Tech Achievement of the Year’ at UK Tech Awards 2016
Kromek Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prize for Tech Achievement of the Year at the UK Tech Awards 2016, the ceremony which celebrates success, rewards achievement and raises the profile of the UK tech community.
The annual event was hosted in London on 9 November 2016 and attended by over 800 people. This included tech entrepreneurs and CEOs, corporate advisors, investors, tech consultants and commentators. Now in its sixteenth consecutive year since its launch in 2000, the awards not only include publicly quoted "techMARK" companies on London Stock Exchange’s Main Market, but also AIM tech companies and fast-growing private tech companies.
Kromek won the Tech Achievement of the Year award in acknowledgement of outstanding achievement between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016. In particular, Kromek was recognised for being appointed the sole source supplier to deliver its D3S personal radiation detectors in mass volume to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, in support of DARPA’s SIGMA programme to prevent attacks involving radiological "dirty bombs". The voting panel was made up of investors, financial advisors, media experts and business people with specialist knowledge of the tech sector.
Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: "We’re delighted to have received this award, which reflects the tremendous effort and capability of our team. It also crowns a very successful year for Kromek as we have received a number of industry accolades, achieved commercial milestones and were honoured to have been part of the UK government’s trade mission to India just this week. We look forward to sustaining this momentum into 2017!"
For further information about the winners and the UK Tech Awards 2016, please go to http://www.uktech-awards.co.uk/.
Mrs May is on her first trade mission since taking over as Prime Minister, and is joined by a firm f
Two North East firms join Theresa May on India trade mission
Mrs May is on her first trade mission since taking over as Prime Minister, and is joined by a firm from Newcastle and County Durham.
A firm specialising in radiation detection will accompany Theresa May to India on her first trade mission since taking over as Prime Minister.
Sedgefield-based Kromek, in County Durham, will fly out on the Prime Ministerial plane to join her at South Asia’s largest tech fair, which runs until Wednesday. Go to full story
The Institute of Physics has recognised Kromek as part of their 2016 Business Innovation Awards for
Kromek receives Institute of Physics award for outstanding innovative work
The Institute of Physics has recognised Kromek as part of their 2016 Business Innovation Awards for the development of wireless handheld radiation detectors, which can produce maps of radiation levels across cities
Kromek has been awarded one of five Innovation Awards from the Institute of Physics, with representatives from the company receiving their award at a parliamentary reception in London on 18 October.
The Innovation Awards are presented to businesses for bringing new physics-based products, processes or services to market, which have had a transformative effect resulting in increased turnover, profitability and jobs.
Kromek’s award is in recognition of the development of their handheld, wireless radiation detectors, which can be carried by police officers and community first responders as they travel.
The wireless detectors can coordinate their readings to produce a map of radiation levels in a city and in turn improve the ability of security services to counter the threat of nuclear terrorism.
To date, Kromek has sold 10,000 units to DARPA, an agency of the US Department of Defense, in support of its SIGMA programme, under which Kromek has been awarded over $11 million in contracted revenues.
The award was presented to the company at a parliamentary reception at Westminster, attended by a selection of MPs, peers, policymakers, business leaders and leading physicists in the field.
President of the IOP Professor Roy Sambles offered his congratulations to the winners, and commended them on their fantastic achievements. “This year’s winners all provide excellent examples of the way in which physics can improve and protect lives while also forming an invaluable part of the UK economy.
“Physics and physicists have vital roles to play in solving many of the challenges that the UK faces today.
“Together they lead to the development of innovative technologies that boost productivity and drive economic growth, provide advances in security and communications, improvements in energy production and use, and underpin healthcare technology.”
CEO of Kromek Arnab Basu MBE said of winning the award: “It is a great honour to receive this award, which is recognition of the outstanding team at Kromek, who continue to produce world-class innovative products for the global nuclear security markets.”
Contracts totalling approx. $3.1m awarded from three new customers and three existing customers.
Six New Contract Wins Across All Business Segments
Contracts totalling approx. $3.1m awarded from three new customers and three existing customers.
Kromek is pleased to announce that it has won six new contracts totalling approximately $3.1m from new and existing customers including the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the UK Ministry of Defence. The contracts awarded were across all business segments and are expected be delivered over the next 6-24 months. Go to full story
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