MIAMI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Florida-based Radiation Shield Technologies announced its new radiation protective fabric has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Radiation Shield Technologies says its Demron fabric, developed to offer protections from chemical, biological, radiological threats, received the patent. Officials say the nanotechnology developed for the Demron fabric was the key advancement that led to the patent.
Radiation Shield Technologies says Demron is a lightweight nuclear-radiation blocking garment that can be crafted into full-body suits, vests and blankets, among other applications for the defense and homeland security markets.
"As the manufacturer and marketer of advanced nuclear suits and personal-protection technologies that are in high demand worldwide, Radiation Shield Technologies developed an intellectual property strategy that gives us freedom to meet our customers' radiation protection needs while safeguarding our company's commercial advantages," Ronald DeMeo, Radiation Shield Technologies president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.