MultiX raises $3.7 million for its airport x-ray security tech

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France’s MultiX, which makes x-ray imaging solutions for airports, has raised $3.76 million (€3.5 million) from Omnes Capital and H3C.

The company was founded by two employees of Thales Group with support from the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Along with airports, MultiX’s technology is used in the non-destructive testing sector such a food processing to detect unwanted objects.

The new funds will aid the company’s international expansion. It already has a presence in the US and is looking to bolster its place in Europe. It will be begin production soon at a new plant.

“The US government and a number of scanner manufacturers have selected our technology to improve identification of solid and liquid explosives in airline baggage, check food quality and improve sorting of high value-added waste,” said Jacques Doremus, founder and chairman of MultiX. “Other applications will soon be targeted by MultiX’s technology.”

“This is a very promising company with very strong technological expertise,” added Omnes Capital partner, Renaud Poulard. “Detection of explosives in luggage is clearly set to become more widespread and MultiX has managed to win the trust of the key operators in this field.”

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