Cobalt develops innovative products for non-invasive, sub-surface chemical analysis. We use novel variants of laser-based Raman spectroscopy to accurately identify materials through opaque barriers such as plastic, glass, paper and skin.
Cobalt products are used in a range of applications, including: Airport security screening of liquids, aerosols & gels in unopened containers; Pharmaceutical QC analysis of tablets & capsules; ID verification of pharmaceutical raw materials; and biomedical trials to screen humans for diseases such as osteoporosis & breast cancer.
Our RapID and TRS100 systems are used by 19 of the top 25 global pharma companies, and our Insight100 liquid explosive detection system is now deployed at more than 65 European airports – including 8 of the top 10 hubs. Cobalt won the 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for innovation in engineering, for the Insight100 product.