We are modernizing mammography sensors

Kairos Sensors will improve medical imaging for superior diagnostic accuracy.

Our Mission

We make ultra-sensitive mammography sensors that provide superior diagnostic accuracy so that patient outcomes are improved.

Our Vision

We take better images so you can make more memories with the ones you love. The way we do that is by seeing inside the body in a way that others cannot. Will you join us in saving lives?

Our Values

We build partnerships in which we get to know each other first, before we start to build products. We listen with empathy, compassion, and take the time to understand what inspires those around us. We ask how we can contribute to making the lives of those around us and afar, better. We leave the world a better place than what we found it, and we use our curiosity of science to improve the quality of life for everyone, but for those that are underserved first. We understand and expect that great solutions can come from anyone, so we keep an open mind to everyone’s viewpoint.

Harnessing our curiosity of science to improve the quality of life for everyone

The Science

Kairos Sensors’ innovation is growing solution-processed perovskites directly from the conductive graphene lattice. Graphene has outstanding charge carrier mobility and can be easily integrated with conventional silicon fabrication processes.

Perovskite materials have recently drawn attention for their considerable stopping power of X-rays, charge collection efficiency, and ease of material synthesis. For these reasons, it has been shown that perovskite materials are ideally suited for X-ray imaging. We call this unique combination of materials when utilized together, the advanced perovskite X-ray sensor, or the APeX™ sensor for short.

Next Steps

Our goals are to successfully complete the NIH Phase I project that focuses on pixelating an array of highly sensitive X-ray sensors. Lean manufacturing processes are being conducted with our collaborative partners that will determine the best perovskite growth method, material composition, thickness, pixel size, and pitch.

Once completed Kairos Sensors hopes to move to Phase II, where the goal will be to scale up the pixel array, and place our sensor on a readout board that will take images, and show that our ultra-sensitive sensors are capable of differentiating similar low density materials, ie: a cancerous mass versus healthy dense breast tissue, in a grayscale image.

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Non provisional patent filed with USPTO

October 12th, 2021. Non-provisional utility patent, application number 17/498,937, titled “Photon Sensor”, is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This novel proprietary technology describes, among other things, perovskite-graphene pixels that have high sensitivity and minimal electrical pixel crosstalk, with an extremely low bias potential. A one-step pixel patterning method is described which reduces the cost of fabrication. Lastly an interchangeable upgradeable sensor for the X-ray camera is detailed, which allows for a yearly subscription based business model and gives customers the latest technology year-after-year.

NIH Grant Awarded

Kairos Sensors is awarded a Phase I SBIR by the NIH, award number 1R43EB032694-01, titled “Perovskite-Graphene Energy Integrating Detector for X-Ray Imaging”. The scope of this award is to develop Kairos’ novel high sensitivity mammography imaging detector with the goal of reducing false positives and negatives for breast cancer screening. The project is currently underway, and the first detectors are scheduled to be built and fully operational by January 2022. Updates and news to follow shortly as this exciting project validates its critical requirement hypotheses, that will ultimately lead to our minimum viable product by mid-2022.