SBS news article by Sandra Fulloon, 13 February 2020
Adelaide company Micro-X has announced its locally-developed technology will be used to help combat coronavirus in several Asian countries. The company has received $750,000 worth of orders for its lightweight x-ray machines as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases nears 60,000.
“While these are terrible circumstances with the coronavirus epidemic spreading so quickly, we are pleased that our equipment will soon be able to assist medical teams with their response in affected countries,” Micro-X managing director Peter Rowland said.
The machines can be used in emergency wards to take chest x-rays which are a key tool in monitoring the progression of the pneumonia-like symptoms of severe coronavirus infection.
The Mixcro-X bedside carts use miniature tubes made from revolutionary carbon nano-tube emitters, in mobile units suited to emergency clinics.
“The first units are being packed for shipping and will leave Australia early next week,” Mr Rowland said.