Radiation detection innovator Kromek has signed a distribution deal with Smiths Detection Inc, a supplier of security screening equipment to airports.
The move will see Smiths distribute the County Durham firm’s wearable radiation detection and identification technologies in the North and South American markets.
In an update to investors, Kromek said Smiths will focus on marketing and selling its D3 and D5 series of wearable radiation detectors, designed for first responders, armed forces, border security and weapons experts to detect threats such as dirty bombs, radioactive contamination and smuggling of radioactive substances.
Dr Arnab Basu, chief executive officer of Kromek, said: “We are delighted to partner with Smiths Detection, which has been at the forefront of providing solutions needed to protect society for over four decades.
“Our wearable D3 and D5 family of products are closely aligned to the needs of Smiths Detection’s customer base and complement their existing product offering.
“We look forward to working with Smiths Detection to deliver our solutions to customers across North and South America.”