Kromek presents at the NATO TIDE Sprint #40 event in Virginia Beach, October 2022


Kromek, the County Durham-based developer and manufacturer of biological and radiological detection equipment, presented a paper at the Fall 2022 NATO TIDE Sprint #40 symposium being held from 24-28 October 2022 in Virginia Beach, USA.

TIDE is the NATO Think-Tank for Information Decision and Execution Superiority: NATO’s initiative designed to solve future interoperability challenges facing the Alliance. The TIDE Sprint is a biannual event.

Kromek was invited to participate in the medical track of the event after winning the NATO ACT Spring Innovation challenge earlier this year. This track of presentations was specifically designed for the NATO military medical community. It aimed to capitalise on civil and military medical innovations and how these could enhance the military medical resilience, digital transformation, and innovation of the Alliance.

Dirk Demuth, Product Manager for the Biological Threat Detection System, gave an address on the topic: “Overview of innovative pathways that interest the future NATO military medical programme of work: on disease and syndromic surveillance solutions”. This focussed on Kromek’s ground-breaking new Biosequencer: an automated and autonomous technology solution that detects the presence of pathogens for a variety of sample type inputs, including air, liquid, solids, powder, and filters.

The outputs of the TIDE Sprint Medical track 2022 are forming the basis for the next TIDE Sprint (41) to be held in April 2023, as well as signposting areas of future collaboration and innovation efforts for the transatlantic alliance. Demuth said: “I was delighted to be representing Kromek at this important event. The Kromek Biosequencer is becoming an essential tool in the fight against biological hazards, and it was an excellent opportunity to explain its relevance and growing capabilities to a wide international audience.”

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