From university innovation to transforming global security

Symetrica shares its journey from the University of Southampton to global success benefiting the local and national economy


Symetrica is participating in the ‘Nucleus Expo 2016’ to share the successful journey of its groundbreaking radiation detection technology – from a lab idea to its commercialization and valuable contracts with the US and Dutch Governments. Organized by the University of Southampton Science Park, the event showcases the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the region.


First established at the Science Park in 2002, Symetrica is exhibiting two handheld radio-isotope identifiers: the Smiths Detection RadSeeker™ and Symetrica’s VeriFinder™, along with its He-3-Free flat panel neutron detectors. Both devices are built on Symetrica’s Discovery Technology®, the market leading solution for handheld identifiers, for which the Smiths Detection RadSeeker handheld radiation detectors have been awarded by the US Government Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract with a maximum value of $143 million for the technology, its maintenance and associated training.


The Symetrica VeriFinder showing simultaneous isotope identification

“The RadSeeker encapsulates the exciting story of commercializing university innovation through the Science Park. Alongside this, the VeriFinder and flat panel detectors tell the story of ongoing innovation to build on commercial success to develop an expanding product range. This results in a successful story for Symetrica, the University of Southampton, Hampshire and for the wider UK economy”, comments Heddwyn Davies, CEO at Symetrica. “Furthermore, as recently reported by the BBC, Southampton is one of the top tech clusters in the country, a sector that is powering growth in the wider economy,”.


The Smiths Detection RadSeeker

Symetrica’s team is available for more information at the ‘Aerospace & Defence Zone’ and Dr David Price CBE, Chairman at Symetrica, is leading a session at the show on ‘Innovations in Medicine’.


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