(Chicago Tribune) Go on a sales call with Peter Jenkner, and you're likely to hear about mustard gas, Ebola and H1N1.
He's president of Romeoville-based Isovac Products, maker of a portable "isolation unit" designed to protect emergency medical personnel and first responders from contamination by patients who might have contracted an infectious disease or been exposed to chemical or biological weapons.
Some 8,500 miles away from its Romeoville headquarters, Isovac's gear is already on the front line of helping to keep the upcoming Olympics safe, should Rio de Janeiro become a hot zone. Isovac has sold about 150 of the locally manufactured units to the Brazilian government in preparation for hosting the Games, whose opening ceremony is Friday.
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