Nuclear reactor explosions or cosmic radiation? StemRad’s vests have got it coveredFeaturing FIBA company StemRad.
“If you want to make a deep tech disruption, you need to understand how the technology works. You can’t just tackle a biological problem without understanding the science behind it,” says StemRad co-founder and CEO Oren Milstein in an interview with CTech. Milstein, who has a PhD in Biology & Immunology, spent many years observing how radiation affected animals, and searched for a solution to protect humans too. “I think of how many people could have been saved from the Chernobyl disaster if they had our solution,” he said, noting that when the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor disaster hit in 2011 is when the wheels really started turning.
StemRad is a small Israeli space tech startup that has been making a colossal and nearly galactic impact. In addition to its Tel Aviv headquarters, it has an office based out of Tampa, Florida, where it has partnered with global aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, the German Space Agency (DLR), and NASA to outfit the first woman and the next man on the Moon with its anti-radiation vests during the Artemis mission in 2024. So far, its gender-specific vest has been worn and tested by numerous female astronauts. In 2022, its male-geared version will be worn by next-Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe aboard his mission to the International Space Station (ISS), where he’ll provide crucial feedback necessary for making improvements. StemRad also has a variety of other anti-radiation solutions for essential workers, military personnel, and medical professionals…
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