May 18, 2020, Carson City, NV -- SwabTek, a nationwide provider of protective gear for law enforcement and first responders, is joining with the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Motorola Solutions Foundation, and UPS to provide, at no cost, 205,000 protective face masks to Sheriffs’ offices and personnel across the nation.
The mask donation is being 100% funded by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
Under Armour has designed and is producing a protective mask made of a non-woven, polyester material to create a lightweight, breathable shield for the wearer. Each Sheriff’s office in the nation will have the opportunity to request up to 250 of the masks, and delivery will be handled by SwabTek and UPS.
Announcing the donation of the masks, Bob Betros, CEO of Swabtek, said, “Every day, thousands of Sheriffs, deputies and other law enforcement personnel are putting themselves at risk to help us all deal with the coronavirus. As we work through this pandemic, and especially as communities begin to emerge from isolation, these heroes deserve our support and any assistance we can provide to keep them safe.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to join with great partners to not only provide needed protective masks, but to show the nation’s sheriffs’ departments that we are behind them in these challenging times.”
The specially-designed masks are not intended for use as a surgical mask or respirator as described in FDA guidance.
Read the Sheriffs' press release here: https://www.sheriffs.org/Sheriffs-Partner-Motorola-Solutions-Foundation-SwabTek-UPS-and-Venture-Global-Deliver-More-200000
SwabTek™ has developed disruptive, patent-protected technology that is poised to take over the narcotics and explosives presumptive field testing industries with the world’s only dry reagent presumptive field test kits designed to safely identify the presence of drugs of abuse and dry and liquid explosives.
Developed for law enforcement to address the concerns for officer safety and reliability, and shown to be effective in protecting schools and communities, SwabTek kits implement a revolutionary, single-use spot test utilizing a paper strip with dry reagent test zones applied to the strip surface, and a treated cotton swab to transfer the suspect residue to the paper strip test zone for analysis with minimal disruption.
SwabTek’s narcotics testing products meet the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard for color test reagents/kits for preliminary identification of drugs of abuse. The brand’s liquid explosives test kit is the only non-machine device certified by European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) for the screening of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) at European airports. Evaluated by the UK Government Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB), SwabTek’s dry explosives test kit reaches a standard of performance acceptable for use by UK government bodies.
SwabTek is trusted by the law enforcement community (federal, state and local); the aviation industry; governments and schools. Following the October 2019 launch of the SwabTek brand, the company is aggressively working on the development of products tailored to serve other markets, targeting public health and safety and consumers, including concerned parents and caregivers.
SwabTek is owned by Veriteque, which launched in August 2019, and operates out of Nevada (Veriteque USA); Canada and the UK.