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February 20, 2021 Saturday 10:31:23 AM IST

Discussion on New Advances in Chemical Decontamination

A discussion on new advances using the BAR Method (Blot, Apply, Remove) in chemical decontamination will be held on virtual mode on Monday, February 22, 4 pm EST in which Amit Kapoor, President and CEO of First Line Technology, Corey Collings, Training Specialist and Hazmet SME Dr. Christina Baxter, CEO of Emergency Response TIPS will participate. 

The discussion will be about  general decontamination and key considerations, decon strategies, absorption and adsorption, blot vs wipe and other topics related to the subject.  To register for the program ConnectNext: Raise the BAR with Dr Christina Baxter click here 
First Line Technology had bought the license to market Fibertect, the decontamination wipe developed by Texas Tech University which got a US patent a decade ago under the leadership of Dr  Seshadri Ramkumar, now Professor of Advanced Materials in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University, USA.  Fibertect is part of the BAR methodology being discussed at the virtual forum. 

A new version of Fibertect which was made fully with cotton was released in 2013. It not only cleaned up chemical surrogate to the nerve gas soman, but also adsorbed its vapors five times better.  

Last year, with the outbreak of coronavirus, the patented product Fibertect of Texas Tech University was again in the news as it could be used to clean up toxic agents as well as clean up bodily fluids contaminated with the coronavirus