Micro-X partners with US charity to send Rover X-ray units to Ukraine
Australian hi-tech company Micro-X Ltd (ASX:MX1) is supplying Rover mobile bedside imaging units to support the Ukraine’s medical community in the war against Russia.
The US-based charity Revived Soldiers Ukraine has bought four of the lightweight Rover units for expedited delivery from Micro-X’s Seattle facility to meet the emergency X-ray imaging needs in Ukraine’s hospitals and other war-torn areas.
Micro-X’s General Manager of Digital Radiology, Charlie Hicks, said the South Australian-designed and produced X-ray technology had its genesis in supporting trauma imaging in deployed military medical facilities, and its lightweight and rugged construction makes it ideally suited to use in the current crisis in Ukraine, particularly in deployed and temporary hospital environments.
Mr Hicks said the unique NEX carbon nanotube technology allows the mobile Rover to deliver the full spectrum of radiology exams for injured people in combat operations or humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Conventional mobile X-ray systems with the same clinical performance weigh five or six times as much as the lightweight and mobile Rover, which greatly limits the situations where traditional units can be used.
“We were very pleased to be able to supply these units at short notice to Revived Soldiers Ukraine from Seattle to help the medical efforts in Ukraine,” Mr Hicks said.
“Supporting humanitarian efforts is important for the Company and the Rover’s capabilities will help deliver high-quality diagnostic imaging where it is needed most, in environments where conventional technology x-raying is not possible. The units are already on their way to Ukraine.”
Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a well-established 501(c) (3) charity organisation based in the US which has been providing medical and humanitarian help to the Ukraine for many years. Revived Soldiers Ukraine aims to provide medical aid to Ukrainian soldiers, their families and as those who suffered or were affected by military conflict. Donations can be made here.
Micro-X Limited (the Company) is an ASX listed hi-tech company developing and commercialising a range of innovative products for global health and security markets, based on proprietary cold cathode, carbon nanotube (CNT) emitter technology. The electronic control of emitters with this technology enables x-ray products with significant reduction in size, weight and power requirements, enabling greater mobility and ease of use in existing x-ray markets and a range of new and unique security and defence applications. Micro-X has a fully vertically integrated design and production facility in Adelaide, Australia. A growing technical and commercial team based in Seattle is rapidly expanding Micro-X’s US business.
Micro-X’s product portfolio is built in four, high margin, product lines in health and security. The first commercial mobile digital radiology products are currently sold for diagnostic imaging in global healthcare, military and veterinary applications. An X-ray Camera for security imaging of Improvised Explosive Devices is in advanced development. The US Department of Homeland Security has selected Micro-X to design a next-generation Airport Checkpoint Portal with self-service x-ray. A miniature brain CT imager for pre-hospital stroke diagnosis in ambulances, is being developed with funding from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.
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