Each year asbestos contributes to 100,000 deaths. Alert Technology aims to be part of the solution with a real-time airborne asbestos warning device. Partnered with the University of Hertfordshire, the technology has been developed with £1.5m in EU grants.
- 800 unsolicited enquiries pre-launch, from firms including BP, Maersk
- £1.5m EU grant has gone into the development of the technology
- Experienced management team, with leading researchers onboard
- Products are ready for BETA test
ALERT Technology Ltd aims to commercialise a portable, accurate real-time warning device preventing prolonged asbestos exposure by quickly distinguishing airborne asbestos from non-asbestos fibres using light scattering and magnetic alignment. Currently Alert believes that no accurate or affordable real-time airborne detectors exist.The industry relies upon testing air samples off site in labs which is costly, time consuming and after exposure.
Despite its UK ban in 1999, asbestos still poses a risk and a massive legacy problem due its extensive use. Responsible for 5,000 UK deaths annually and 100,000 globally, it’s the world’s biggest occupational killer impacting 30+ industry sectors. PLUS half of the world still use it!
Patented and patent pending technology (see attached IP and disclosure documents) developed by a Consortium including the University of Hertfordshire using £1.5m EU FP7 funding, two products are now ready for BETA testing and if successful, commercialisation – a Handheld ‘yes/no’ model and a PRO model with a more detailed data set with future models and industry specific variations identified.