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New technology has been developed to protect the patients and healthcare workers from coronavirusRadiation shield Technologies Demron Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) suits have been launched which are enriched with thermal conductive properties.

By wearing the Demron CBRN suits the healthcare workers can be monitored for the onset of fever, as it is the first sign of disease. By lining the infection transportation chambers with Demron fabric, Monitoring and external cooling could be done for the infected patients. Dipl. Eng. Pavel Castulik who is CEO of Dekonta CBRN carried out the ongoing testing at the Research Center for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

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Demron is the world’s first CBRN fabric that is manufactured by RST and is the only instrument that can provide chemical, biological radiological and nuclear protection. It is also involved in monitoring the external temperature. Every branch of the U.S.CST teams, the U.S. military, the FDNY, DSTA, IAEC, NASA and several other international first responders and military teams in Iraq, China, Pakistan, Kuwait, UAE, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Vietnam used their products.

RST, an IOS 9001 and 13485 manufacturing agency. It won many awards for its work such as NFPA 2007class 2 certification. Demron protects against all the universal hazards regardless of its usage in a hot and cold environment. These products are available commercially and include tents, blankets, and full bodysuits.

The ability to release and dissipate the heat enables the Demron to monitor and manage the external temperature. For non-contact temperature sensing, infrared thermometers are installed in these CBRN suits. These thermometers can enable healthcare workers to monitor the temperature variations off and on.

Random readings for external temperature can be noted by health care professionals so that it can be helpful for the detection of early symptoms. While monitoring and transporting the infected patients, the suit proved to be meaningful for the health care workers as it can measure the non-contact temperature readings externally.

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Ronald DeMeo who is the CEO of RST and the inventor of this technology said it is a proud moment for us because our technology is useful as it ensures the safety of the patients and healthcare providers who fight with the outbreak of coronavirus.

For 20 years, RST has founded multi-hazard and high-performance fabrics that are used for firefighters, military, medical personnel, and law enforcement. Demron is the combination of different properties which include thermal conductivity, metallic properties of gamma radiation reduction and trauma reduction with advanced nano polymer technology. It gives protection against nuclear radiations and reduces heat stress along with biological and chemical hazard protection.

 

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Areeba Hussain

The author is a fulltime medical and healthcare writer. She graduated in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. Her areas of prime interest are medicine, medical technology, disease awareness, and research analysis. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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