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Posted: February 27, 2008
NATO Funds Record Purchase of New Demron Nuclear Radiation-Blocking Protection Suits
(Nanowerk News) Ronald DeMeo, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer with Radiation Shield Technologies (RST), today announced NATO's funding of a purchase of a record number of Demron nuclear radiation-blocking, anti-chemical and biological-protection suits. The suits, which will be deployed by the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, are manufactured with RST's patented Demron technology, the first and only product of its kind.
"This purchase, which is the largest of its kind to date, is a powerful indicator of Demron's emerging market dominance as the world's first and only full-body, radiation-protection fabric that shields against X-ray and low-energy Gamma emissions while also providing complete anti-chemical and biological protection," said DeMeo, the surgeon who developed Demron. "The interest, positive reception and demand our technology is receiving from the government, military and first-response community have exceeded our expectations."
Demron is an advanced radiopaque nano-polymeric compound fused between layers of fabric and manufactured into several lightweight, nuclear-blocking garments. Demron is used in full-body nuclear, biological, and nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) suits, tactical anti-nuclear vests, high-energy nuclear suppression blankets, medical X-ray vests and aprons.
"Although for security and confidentiality reasons we cannot provide more details about NATO's purchase, we can say the sheer volume of suits purchased suggests that the deployment and leadership positioning of the Demron technology will continue to expand," said Jonathan Elkoubi, general manager with Safer America™, one of Demron's distributors. "Demron is considered the best and only technology of its kind available today. No other suits that protect against chemical and biological warfare offer any radiological protection."
More information about Safer America™ is available at www.saferamerica.com.
Demron suits are made from a unique nanotechnology that surpasses the current NBC suits, which provide limited protection against radioactive particulate sources. Demron, which has several U.S. and international patents, is a lead-free, toxin-free, and PVC-free nuclear-blocking material that allows heat dissipation and resists chemical permeation and cracks. Numerous universities and government laboratories have confirmed Demron's ability to block radiation.
About Radiation Shield Technologies (RST)
Radiation Shield Technologies (RST), with headquarters in Miami, is a world leader in the research, design and production of personal-protection systems for ionizing and nuclear radiation. The company's core technology, Demron, is specifically engineered to combine radiation protection with ease of use to maximize radiological defense. For more information, visit www.radshield.com or call 866.7.DEMRON