DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory

Application of nano-bio technology

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NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme

The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes security-related practical cooperation based on scientific research, innovation and knowledge exchange within NATO’s wide network of partner countries.

It connects scientists, experts and officials from Allied and partner countries to address security challenges, such as cyber defence, counter-terrorism or defence against CBRN agents; to support NATO-led missions and operations; to foster the development of security-related advanced technologies such as sensors and detectors, nanotechnologies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and to address human and social aspects of security such as the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325).

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DIMLAB

Deployable CB analytical laboratory.
Application of nano-bio technology.

The main objective of DIMLAB project (SPS G5571) is to heighten chemical and biological threat response capability through deployable field laboratories and to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism in the framework of NATO.

DIMLAB project proposes to design and build a chemical & biological laboratory by using the latest advances in nano & bio technology, under the guidance of experienced end users and validation by a reference defence laboratory. The project will focus on developing a working CB turn-key solution and sharing knowledge and experience. This is a joint Spanish, Tunisian and Moroccan initiative involving young scientists in academia guided by CBRN experienced end users.

The DIMLAB project is supported by the NATO SPS Progamme.

Project news

Fighting COVID-19 with science

"Mobile laboratories have proven to be very efficient for the diagnosis of highly dangerous pathogens as well as for training health workers”, stated Dr Eyüp Turmus, NATO SPS Advisor and Programme Manager. In Morocco and Tunisia, an ongoing SPS project is developing...

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News from the web

News From The Web

A resurgence of Bubonic plague in Ituri province, DRC, is putting young lives at risk warns UNICEF

The research focused on three health zones in Ituri, where more than 490 cases were recorded between 2020 and 2021, with 20 fatalities. Some 578 cases, and 44 plague-related deaths, occurred throughout the entire province during the same period.  “The really worrying thing here is that we’ve got plague reported in areas which had not seen a case for more than 15 years, and many more cases in areas where they had very few or none previously,” said Izzy Scott Moncrieff, UNICEF Social Sciences Analytics Cell (CASS) Field Supervisor.   “There are grave consequences for children because they are more exposed to the risk factors… [...]

Monkeypox in DRC. 600 cases in 6 weeks.

In the paste 6 weeks, the WHO has reported an additional 629 cases of Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There have also been six additional monkeypox fatalities reported.  From the beginning of the year through to August 8th, 2,523 cases have been reported with 66 deaths. In 2020, there were a total of 6,257 suspected cases including 229 deaths (CFR 3.7%) were reported in 133 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the country. Monkeypox, a rare zoonosis that occurs sporadically in forested areas of Central and West Africa, is an orthopoxvirus that can cause fatal… [...]

Kromek to exhibit for the first time at the Emergency Services Show

Kromek, the County Durham-based radiation detection specialists, will be exhibiting for the first time at the Emergency Services Show, run in conjunction with The Security Event, at the NEC in Birmingham from September 7-9 2021. (Stand T20) The show brings together under one roof the different branches of the  emergency services and the wide range of companies which support them. Kromek, known for its suite of portable radiation detection devices, will demonstrate a range of its trusted and established detectors including the D3 PRD, D3S, and D3M, all of which are already in use across the emergency services and with other… [...]

Robotic Research Awarded SBIR Phase II Contract from DTRA

Robotic Research, LLC, a global leader in autonomous technology and solutions, announced today that it was awarded this summer a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). As part of the two-year contract, Robotic Research will increase the capacity of its Pegasus Mini, the smallest of the company’s transforming drone/ground robot systems, which DTRA plans to incorporate into the Modular Autonomous Counter-WMD, Increment B (MACS-B) program. Planned upgrades include changes to the airframe, battery, and computing and sensing capabilities. "Early on, DTRA recognized how the warfighter could benefit from a hybrid unmanned… [...]

NNSA announces U.S. Nuclear Nexus website

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) recently announced the rollout of U.S. Nuclear Nexus, a tool designed to foster timely connections between NNSA and the U.S. nuclear industry on the global deployment of advanced nuclear technology. Nexus will act as a single point of access for NNSA and DOE National Laboratory recommendations, training, tools, and other relevant technical expertise and guidance on nonproliferation. The site includes information about incorporating international nuclear security, nuclear safeguards, and proliferation resistance into advanced reactor designs. Nexus offers a “one-stop-shop” for the commercial nuclear industry to access NNSA guidance, as well as a… [...]

DHS CWMD Awards $6.7M Contract for U.S. Coast Guard Radiological and Nuclear Threat Detection Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) has awarded a $6.7M task order to procure 2,364 Polimaster next-generation personal radiation detectors (PRDs) for the U.S. Coast Guard.   Read More ... [...]

The New Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer

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DTRA Awards Prime Contract to Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA), Inc. a $185 million prime contract for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Subject Matter Expertise Advisory and Assistance Support. SPA's responsibilities in support of the Research and Development Directorate include  CBRN subject matter expertise; science and technology (S&T) development program integration; and interagency coordination. "We are honored to support DTRA stakeholder needs in S&T development and look forward to assisting DTRA in providing critical capabilities to the warfighter. SPA is fully committed to delivering the highest quality services in assisting DTRA with protecting our Nation," said Dr. William Vantine, SPA… [...]

CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

On August 18th the CDC announced a new center designed to advance the use of forecasting and outbreak analytics in public health decision making. Once established, the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics will bring together next-generation public health data, expert disease modelers, public health emergency responders, and high-quality communications, to meet the needs of decision makers.  The new center will accelerate access to and use of data for public health decision-makers who need information to mitigate the effects of disease threats, such as social and economic disruption. The center will prioritize equity and accessibility, while serving as a hub for innovation and research… [...]

Heat Biologics Announces Formation of Biothreat Advisory Board

Heat Biologics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class therapies to modulate the immune system, announces it has commenced development of a new biosecurity/biodefense initiative. The Company also announces it has formed an advisory board to support this initiative. Joining the new advisory board are David Lasseter, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Former US Representative Jack Kingston. Jeff Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of Heat, commented, “This biosecurity/biodefense initiative was initially conceived as a result of our research following the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognized the need for versatile and timely response solutions to… [...]

Training News - Center for Domestic Preparedness

The CDP has been busy of late. Below you will find links and information on the training they are providing, including emergency response and hazardous materials courses.  https://cdp.dhs.gov/news-media/article/cdp-devcom-finalizing-plans-for-updated-training-baysA Maryland-based team from U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) recently visited the CDP campus to discuss the first artist renderings of new themes for the training bays in the center’s Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF). https://cdp.dhs.gov/news-media/article/new-bert-course-set-for-september-launchFEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness will launch its new Basic Emergency Response Training (BERT) Course in the middle of September.An updated version of the center’s former Technical Emergency Response Training Course, BERT is… [...]

U.S. Sen. Baldwin introduces Disease X Act, seeking $2B to help BARDA with future viral preparation

From Homeland Preparedness News U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation last week that would allocate $2 billion to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The Disease X Act would provide $2 billion over the next four years — $500 million per year, beginning in 2022 — for BARDA to create a Disease X Medical Countermeasures Program. This program would be dedicated to making and improving responses for as of yet unknown viral threats through efforts like developing a medical countermeasures program, collaboration with other agencies, channeling administration of various federal investment strategies through a single source, improving… [...]