Putting the TOXI-Triage technologies to the test: Athens 2018

The TOXI-Triage project team joined forces with the Greek Ministry of National Defence to run a full scale field trial of its mass casualty diagnostic technologies and systems.

The field trial took place at a Greek Air Force base and was set on the scenario of a nerve agent attack at an airport.

Two chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) decontamination triage lines were set up by the military and 50 casualties, contaminated with a harmless but traceable substance, were sent for assessment.

A whole host of new technologies were put to the test during the trial, including:

Speaking after the event Professor Paul Thomas, the TOXI-Triage project lead, said: “The field trial was an incredible achievement. It was the first time ever so many new advanced methods and technologies were combined to tackle a simulated CBRN crisis.

“The data we have been able to collect will be invaluable in ensuring these technologies and systems continue to evolve, and ultimately become the tools used by emergency responders across the world.”