Coral Gables company makes suit protective against chemical weapons

Radiation suits cost $2K

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:26:36 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 10 2013 10:47:54 PM EDT
Radiation suit
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -

A Coral Gables company makes the world's only suit that protects the wearer against biological and chemical weapons.

Dr. Ronald Demeo is the CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies, the company behind Demron. It's the only suit that protects against heat, radiation, biological, and chemical threats.

"We know we are protecting lives, so it makes us all feel really good about what we do everyday," said Demeo.

The material is tested for radiation and that there are no leaks.

Demeo said the demand for the protective gear has doubled in the last few weeks.

"We are a multi-threat protective apparel," Demeo said. "A soldier and first responder can do their job without any incumbency. It depends on the area of threat. Two years ago, it was Japan when it was Fukushima."

While the company can't export to Syria, Demeo said they are now getting calls from Pakistan and Turkey.

Each radiation suit costs $2,000.