in Aerospace

TT Electronics and iAbra launch ground-breaking AI driven Covid-19 test

Posted 15 September 2020 · Add Comment

ADS Member, TT Electronics, has been working with British start-up iAbra and its partners - including Intel - to design, develop and test the prototype Virolens system, which provides test results for Covid-19 in 20 seconds.



Image courtesy TT Electronics


It was launched last week following successful trials at London Heathrow Airport last month. The Virolens Covid-19 screening device uses microscopic holographic imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) software technology to detect the presence of the Covid-19 virus from a non-intrusive saliva swab test within 20 seconds. The device does not need to be administered by healthcare professionals and is expected to be used in airports, offices, sports venues and many other locations where people need to be in close proximity to each other.

TT has been appointed exclusive manufacturing partner for the commercial launch of Virolens, which incorporates several TT proprietary products. Working in collaboration with iAbra and the global supply chain, TT has successfully taken the product from concept to production in just 14 weeks.

TT will manufacture Virolens at its Hartlepool, UK facility, part of its Power and Connectivity division, for this launch phase, creating a number of new jobs and opportunities for the site and the local economy. Initial orders for devices and testing cartridges which will be delivered to potential launch customers in September and October 2020 total a value of circa £2 million, and opportunity from expressions of interest could reach £280 million in the next 12 months.

This additional revenue is dependent on iAbra’s end customers converting their expressions of interest into firm orders and subject to Virolens meeting regulatory authority requirements. Delivery of these further orders could commence in Q4 2020 and would continue into 2021.

Richard Tyson, CEO of TT Electronics said: “I am proud that we are a core part of the team behind the ground-breaking Virolens programme. This project is evidence of the success of our strategy to position the business in higher technology, structural growth markets, using our engineering expertise to develop products in collaboration with our customers.

"Virolens has the potential to be a major step forward in dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, by allowing safer access to places of work, transport and events. TT’s leading-edge products and flexible manufacturing capabilities provide significant support to critical aspects of the Virolens device.

This programme also has the potential to deliver a step change in TT’s organic growth and to accelerate the achievement of our target operating margins. Assuming the launch is successful, there are significant opportunities around the world for further orders.”

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

PSG and Pexa become Addev Materials Aerospace & Defense

In 2019 Graytone Group's Pexa and PSG - distributors of surface finishing materials and chemicals to the aerospace industry - were acquired by French owned chemicals distribution and custom packaging specialist, Addev Materials and

TT Electronics to acquire Torotel

TT Electronics has agreed to acquire Torotel, a US-based designer and manufacturer of high-reliability power and electromagnetic assemblies and components for the aerospace and defence markets.

DIO's CTCRM project in Devon marks major milestone

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) project to build new accommodation for personnel at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) in Devon has celebrated a major milestone.

European Commission called upon to implement EU Testing Protocol

Over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for European Commission leadership to replace quarantine restrictions with an EU Testing Protocol for Travel in a bid to save the

UKís first UV treatment of security trays installed at Gatwick

Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate Ė protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including COVID-19

Loganair links Dundee Airport with Belfast City Airport

The first flight on the new Loganair service between Dundee Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport took off for the first time today.

Getac SK2606280920
See us at