“The standard gear worn by healthcare workers and first responders is ineffective at preventing transmission of the Coronavirus,” said Ronald DeMeo, M.D., CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies, the surgeon who developed the technology.
“Demron provides the highest protection that cannot be found anywhere else. With this deadly virus posing an increased risk to those caring for the afflicted as well as the general public, it is critical for healthcare workers and first responders to wear the latest gear offering the highest protection.”
Dr. DeMeo received global news attention in 2011 when he recognized that emergency responders in Japan lacked proper gear while working to contain the country’s worst nuclear crisis since 1945. His Miami-based company then donated Demron full-body nuclear radiation protection suits to protect power plant workers and rescue teams. Similarly, Dr. DeMeo is now issuing a call-to-action to help ensure American healthcare workers and first responders utilize the appropriate gear to minimize Coronavirus contamination risk.
In addition to face masks that provide the highest level of protection against disease transmission, the Demron suits have patented thermal conductive capabilities that enable health-care workers suits to be externally monitored for the onset of fever, one of the first signs of the disease.
Additionally, Coronavirus-infected patients can also be monitored and externally cooled when infection transportation chambers are lined with the Demron fabric. Ongoing testing in this area is being carried out by Dipl. Eng. Pavel Castulik, Ph.D., at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
Demron, manufactured solely by RST, is the world’s first and only CBRN fabric that provides chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear protection, while also enabling external temperature monitoring.