Kromek Group, based at NetPark in Sedgefield, has won a contract worth $17m to provide its detection skills to a US-based company.

The contract will be delivered over seven years, beginning in the current financial year and was awarded following the successful progression of a development program announced in November 2020.

Under this program, Kromek provided a cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detector solution for incorporation into the company’s systems for identifying contaminants during production processes to help with quality inspection.

CZT detectors enable higher quality of imaging with the ability for more accurate and reliable identification of materials.

Kromek is already a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets and exports to around 55 countries.

Chief executive Dr Arnab Basu said: “We are delighted at the success of our collaboration with our customer who has substantial global operations and market share in this sector.

“They are dedicated to introducing best-of-breed solutions in their next-generation products to ensure we can live healthier and safer lives.”

Kromek was founded in 2003 as a spin-out from the University of Durham, it currently employs over 150 worldwide and around 90 people.

The Group’s products are used in multiple applications, ranging from the identification of cancerous tissues to hazardous materials, such as explosives, and radioactive materials.


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