Kromek’s North East Tech-Expert Issues White Paper on Pandemic Early Warning System to UK Government


Sedgefield-based Kromek Group plc has published a white paper setting out the urgent need for the UK Government to invest in technology to prevent a future pandemic. Future biological threats and mitigation, authored by Kromek CEO, Dr Arnab Basu MBE and chemical and biological weapons expert, Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE, with a foreword by former Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon. The white paper calls on decisionmakers to treat the Covid-19 pandemic as a wake-up call, rather than a one-off event. It suggests that emerging bio-skills among rogue states and terror groups could lead to modified viruses becoming a feature of future warfare, notwithstanding the continued risk of existing animal pathogens mutating to enable human-to-human transmission.

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