The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic revealed a real need: to be able to decontaminate the air quickly. Gamma Pulse, currently incubated at X-Tech, the incubator for advanced companies at the Ecole Polytechnique, has taken up this challenge.
A change of direction
Founded in 2014, Gamma Pulse first had an idea to apply plasma physics and pulsed power to detect hidden explosives and nuclear substances. By the time the project became really concrete, the Covid-19 pandemic hit France. From there, the founders realized that they had worked on a purification system in their past. They then decided to start working on it in March 2020. In July 2020, Gamma Pulse obtained funding from an industry to develop its first prototype and patent it.
After laboratory tests, the first prototype, intended for hospitals, was presented on the Institut Polytechnique de Paris booth at the Viva Technology trade show. The device purifies between 1 and 6 cubic meters per minute, or up to 360 cubic meters per hour.
Gamma Pulse in the future?
In the future, Gamma Pulse would like to maintain their production in France for restaurants and hospitals and license to major industries for other international applications.
They also want to return to their core project of detecting explosives and hidden nuclear substances with the funding raised by KillViD™, their purification system.
Entrepreneurship requires a lot of passion. The beginning is always hard, you have to be very invested.
According to Carmen Dumitrescu, the CEO of Gamma Pulse, you have to be stubborn : the hardest part is being your own boss.
Everything is possible, the impossible just takes a little longer.