Development and supply of detectors for launch of new generation of bone mineral densitometry systems
Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with a current OEM customer, a worldwide producer and exporter of bone mineral density (“BMD”) diagnostics systems, for developing and supplying detectors to be incorporated into the customer’s new generation systems. The contract, worth $12.6m, is expected to start during the first half of the financial year to 30 April 2017 and to be delivered over a 5-year period.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kromek’s detector modules will be incorporated into the customer’s systems to produce some of the most accurate imaging to diagnose the strength and health of bones. The new generation of diagnostic systems will allow clinicians to accurately detect and monitor progression of osteoporosis in patients resulting in more effective treatment.
Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, said: “It is very pleasing to secure such a significant contract from a longstanding customer. It strengthens our relationship with them and further validates the benefits of our BMD diagnostic systems. The agreement represents the continued healthy conversion of our pipeline into orders as we continue to win new business in the medical sector and across our key target markets of SPECT, CT and networked radiation detectors.”