The Covid-19 pandemic has turned out to be the proof of the benefits of Micro-X’s revolutionary Nano portable X-ray machine, with orders piling up for the Adelaide company.
The Nano, the first X-ray machine featuring a carbon nanotube emitter, has booked $3.6 million in orders since the start of the year as health authorities embrace the lightweight, low power consumption and ruggedness of the device.
The company’s cold cathode emitter is the first innovation in X-ray emission since the diagnostic technology was first developed a century ago.
Micro-X has revealed the latest orders for the Nano came this week with new orders for machines worth $1.2 million, mostly for Australian hospitals.
Managing director Peter Rowland (pictured at left) said: “We have seen an explosion in demand globally for acquisition of imaging capabilities in response to Covid-19 and the Nano is already operating in 12 countries.
“As Australian government agencies increase their state of readiness…we are very pleased that our locally developed and manufactured high-tech Nano is now helping Australians in these very challenging times.”
Rowland said the NSW government has ordered $1 million worth of Nanos through distributor Quantum Health Group as part of an emergency tender response.
The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne has also ordered its second machine.
A further order worth $200,000 has been received for European and Asian customers.
Micro-X has been ramping up production at its Tonsley factory and has the capacity to meet further orders.
The company also told investors that the military version of Nano, the Rover, was about to commence testing for the US military.
The company has a closing cash balance of $8.1 million at the end of the third quarter.
Picture: Peter Rowland (left to right) SA Premier Steven Marshall and Micro-X Engineering Manager Anthony Skeats pose with the Nano
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