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Cantimer Wins $996,000 Firefighter Dehydration Test Contract

Sensor company Cantimer Inc. will make a dehydration test for firefighters under a government contract worth $996,000.

The Menlo Park company got the contract from the U.S. government's technical support working group. It will develop a portable dehydration monitor to protect firefighters when they are working in heat and heavy clothing. The sensor works off a saliva sample.

Professor Denise Smith of Skidmore College will work with the company on the monitor. She's also a researcher in the Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois.

The government estimates that more than half of firefighter deaths during duty come from cardiovascular problems and heat illnesses.

Robin Stracey is president and CEO of Cantimer.

Cantimer Inc.

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San Francisco Business Times on June 2, 2008 posted on

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