Department of State Development

25 Feb 2020 Health and medical industries

X-ray technology developed in South Australia by Adelaide Company Micro-X will be used to help combat Coronavirus across a number of Asian countries.

Micro-X has received $750,000 worth of orders for their lightweight x-ray machines, after the number of confirmed cases nears 60,000.

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.

This has seen an increase in Micro-X's market capitalisation, up to $50 million as of 13 February 2020, with production moving to full capacity to fulfil all orders within a four week period. The first shipment left the Tonsley Innovation District facility on Friday 21 February.

For more information see the health and medical industries in South Australia