Radiation Protection on Earth and Beyond
StemRad has made personal protection from radiation possible, making the lives of first responders, soldiers and astronauts safer while they complete their critical tasks. Through scientific breakthrough, StemRad has enabled shielding to save lives.
In the event of exposure to high doses of radiation, the leading cause of death is damage to the individual’s bone marrow, the body's blood factory. In the event of protracted exposures to low doses, cancer may emerge in radiation sensitive organs.
“Underlying bone marrow failure from the external whole body irradiation was the major contributor to all Chernobyl deaths during the first two months”.
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation 2008
StemRad’s solution is to harness the regenerative capability of stem cells to allow the body to recover after exposure. We do so by selectively and effectively shielding the bone marrow and other stem cell rich organs in the abdominal and pelvic regions such as the ovaries, colon and bladder. This is the only way to provide meaningful protection while remaining mobile. Competing whole body solutions offer little to no protection from penetrating radiation such as gamma rays as they would have to weigh a quarter of a ton to do so.
“While whole body shielding is inherently heavy, partial body shielding is lighter in weight and selectively shields tissues of increased radiosensitivity (i.e. bone marrow) with substantial amounts of shielding material to protect hematopoietic functions; therefore, potentially preventing the acute health effects of exposure to gamma radiation (i.e. Acute Radiation Syndrome -ARS)”.
Occupational Radiation Protection in Severe Accident Management, 2015
"StemRad's products dramatically increase survival upon exposure to high radiation doses while substantially reducing cancer probability due to continued exposures to low doses of radiation"
Nobel Laureate Endorsement
Highly complex design based on knowledge of radiation’s effects and body composition
Optimal hip and shoulder distribution for support, comfort and mobility
Effective even against the most lethal radioisotopes such as Cs-137
8 different sizes to accommodate a heterogeneous population
Compatible with firefighting and other PPE worn by disaster response professionals
Positioned on the body’s center of gravity, the 360 Gamma offers protection while maintaining full mobility
Ergonomically designed for optimal support and maximal comfort
100% fire-resistant, 100% durable
Specialized features such as reflector strips and ballistic resistance