Biological Threat Detection Technology

Biological Threat Detection Technology

In these unprecedented times Kromek’s revolutionary biological threat detection system technology, has never been more vital to global public health, national security and the economy.

Below we go into more detail about the different biological threat detection systems we have in the product range:


KAPscan-AT, our Air Quality Monitoring system, detects airborne SARS-CoV-2. The Covid-19 pandemic caused extreme disruption of the entire economy and threatened to overwhelm the health systems of countries worldwide. KAPscan-AT provides the ability to act, react, and make better decisions in terms of public health and national security.

Kromek has developed the world’s first SARS-CoV-2 air quality system using a targeted molecular assay in combination with automated air sampling, processing and detection.

KAPscan-AT is fully autonomous and unmanned and combines best-in-class technologies for air sampling, biological testing, and data management.

  • Highly accurate
  • Highly sensitive
  • Ultra-low false positive rates
  • Fully automatic
  • Runs autonomously for up to 48 samples
  • All-in-one, fully autonomous design

KAPscan-at can be used indoors or outdoors, in static or mobile form factors and can be run continuously or as required. The device reports either the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 every 30 minutes.

The speed and accuracy of reporting means you no longer have to wait until someone is symptomatic in a group of people. Localised monitoring enables a detailed understanding of the spread of a disease, allows mitigating actions to be taken such as targeted testing and decontamination. These actions prevent the isolation of individuals, groups, businesses and public areas, thus ensuring minimum disruption to the economy and assures future preparedness.


KAPscan–AS, our Biological Threat Detection system, allows early identification of all airborne pathogens. It identifies through a mobile system that can detect trace levels of airborne threats, days earlier than is currently possible. Samples are tested from the air and detect illness before signs and symptoms begin to show in the infected person, thereby reducing the exposure to the disease by others.

Using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), the full genome is read and compared against databases of existing pathogens, therefore when an emerging novel threat is tested, it can be detected as parts of their genome is shared by close taxonomic relatives. This will then alert, limiting the spread of an outbreak early.



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