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MultiX X-ray spectrometric detectors are used to inspect luggage and parcels in real time, slashing the number of false positives by a factor of four relative to competing systems. The company’s flagship market application is airport security.
MultiX’s transmission X-ray spectroscopy technology can detect explosives (including explosive precursors), acids, inflammable substances, and illegal substances with impressive precision. The technology is also cost-competitive enough to earn it a position in the airport luggage scanner market—worth an estimated $1 billion.
The company holds exclusive licenses to numerous patents and leverages Leti’s fifteen years of experience in the field of directdetection for radiological imagers. MultiX and Leti operate a joint lab that focuses primarily on algorithms for interpreting spectrometric data. With headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, MultiX chose Grenoble as the home for its engineering and manufacturing activities. The company’s technology offers unrivalled performance and is the only one of its kind in the world. MultiX currently plans to diversify its market applications with forays into foreignbody detection for the food industry and waste sorting.
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