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Skin decontamination and protection

The department of organic chemistry and the department of pharmacology collaborate in R&D of personal decontamination measures and measures of personal protection such as topical skin protectants.

The integrative expertise led to the development of a topi​cal skin protectant, Dermostyx that protects against percutaneous exposure to toxic agents. The protective solution is produced and marketed by the pharmaceutical company Rekah.

Barness, Itzhak; Kadar, Tamar; Fishbine, Eliezer. Skin-protective compositions effective against vesicants and percutaneous chemical agents PCT Int. Appl. (2002), WO 2002085322 A1 20021031.​