DeconTect

Dahlgren Decon Awarded Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Excellence in Technology Transfer 2018 Award

Decontamination Product Neutralizes Fentanyl, Chemical, and Biological Agents

Chantilly, Virginia April 25, 2018: First Line Technology congratulates its technology transfer partner, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on winning the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for 2018. A research team at Dahlgren led by Chris Hodge developed the decontamination solution which is fast, environmentally friendly, easily transportable, and performs better than existing contaminants.

Dahlgren Decon has been proven to completely neutralize Fentanyl in under five minutes making it a powerful new weapon in the fight against synthetic opioids. The product also is highly effective against a wide range of chemical and biological agents including mustard gas, nerve agents such as VX, anthrax and the Ebola virus.

In 2015, Dahlgren Decon was licensed to First Line Technology, a small business in Virginia, for development of a commercial decontamination product. The company’s core business area is the design and manufacture of disaster preparedness and response equipment for Department of Defense (DoD) and first responder emergency response missions. Dahlgren Decon was a perfect fit for its existing product line.

In 2016 and throughout 2017, First Line Technology commercialized the product and made it available for sale. It is available off-the-shelf to the DoD, first responders, or others requiring the decontamination of biological or chemical contaminants.

Since the First Line Technology product came on the market in 2017 the company has successfully marketed (with significant sales) to entities within the Department of Justice (DOJ), DoD, and several federal intelligence agencies. Numerous state and local agencies have purchased the product, and several international entities are expected to do so soon. The customer base is growing rapidly, and Dahlgren Decon has become the new standard in decontamination.

“We at First Line Technology are very proud to work together with the research team at NSWC Dahlgren Division to bring Dahlgren Decon out of the lab and make it a life-saving technology that is used to reduce the threat of chemical and biological agents, like fentanyl.”, says Amit Kapoor, President of First Line Technology. “Its rapid acceptance by the military, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement is a testimony to its effectiveness.”

Contact: Tim Karney, (703) 955-7510 Ext. 139, tkarney@firstlinetech.com

Amit Kapoor, President First Line Technology, (703) 955-7510 Ext. 121 akapoor@firstlinetech.com

Caption: Amit Kapoor, President and CEO of First Line Technology (far left), Michael Corle, Product Manager DeconTect (left), Chris Hodge (right) and Tony Buhr (far right) of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division accept the 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for Dahlgren Decon at the Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards Dinner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 25, 2018.