Puesta en marcha y entrega del laboratorio DIMLAB Bio en Marruecos

Puesta en marcha y entrega del laboratorio DIMLAB Bio en Marruecos

ADELFAS, ejecutor del proyecto DIMLAB, envió una delegación a Rabat los días 17, 18 y 19 de enero para entregar oficialmente el laboratorio biológico desplegable a los usuarios finales en Marruecos.  Los dos primeros días de esta misión tuvieron lugar en las...

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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Clinical Microbiomics adds World-Leading Expertise in Long-Read DNA & RNA Sequencing Technologies with Acquisition of DNASense ApS

Clinical Microbiomics A/S, the global microbiome science company, today announces the acquisition of DNASense ApS, an innovative Danish microbiome CRO specialized in long-read DNA and RNA sequencing technologies, and the associated cutting-edge bioinformatics. The acquisition expands Clinical Microbiomics’ expertise and offering for new segments such as agriculture, industrial, and environmental ecosystems, and it adds cutting-edge long-read DNA- and RNA sequencing technologies to the extensive portfolio of multi-omics technologies for the microbiome field. H. Bjørn Nielsen, CSO of Clinical Microbiomics, “DNASense is a first mover in applying long-read technology broadly across microbiome research and industrial applications. Adding this to our toolbox [...]

AeroClave onboards new channel partner, Hunter Apparatus

Leading decontamination technology provider, AeroClave has announced its lucrative channel partnership with Hunter Apparatus, an authorized distributor of a wide range of emergency vehicles. This new partnership will serve professional municipal and county fire, rescue, and EMS agencies as well as hospitals, private transportation companies, volunteer organizations, and industrial fire departments across Florida, Georgia and Alabama. “The expansion of our Channel Partner Program is a testament to the growing demand for high-quality and medical-grade decontamination products,” said AeroClave CEO Ronald D. Brown, MD. “We’re thrilled to welcome Hunter Apparatus into this community of distributors and look forward to witnessing its impact [...]

OPCW identifies ISIL as perpetrators of 2015 chemical attack in Marea, Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Investigation and Identification Team (IIT)’s fourth report concludes that there are reasonable grounds to believe that units of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were the perpetrators of the chemical weapons attack on 1 September 2015 in Marea, Syria. The IIT’s comprehensive investigation was conducted from January 2023 to February 2024. Key findings 1. Sulfur mustard attack by ISIL: The IIT concludes that there are reasonable grounds to believethat on 1 September 2015, between 09:00 and 12:00 (UTC+3), during sustained attacks aimed at capturing the town of Marea, units of the Islamic [...]

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission concludes investigation on reported allegation in Al-Yarmouk, Syria

The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to determine that toxic chemicals were used as a weapon in the reported incident in Al-Yarmouk, Syrian Arab Republic, on 22 October 2017.  On 1 November 2017, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic informed the OPCW Technical Secretariat about an incident in Al-Yarmouk district of Damascus, on 22 October 2017, and reported “use of toxic chemicals in an attack by the terrorist organisation ISIS against another terrorist group called Aknaf Beit Almaqdis in the south area of Al-Yarmouk [...]

Proengin Academy. New White Paper Release: Navigating the Complexities of Biological Threats

The Proengin Academy is thrilled to share with you their latest comprehensive white paper on the increasingly critical subject of biological threats. This document is a deep dive into the complexities and nuances of biological risks in today's world.Inside, you'll find detailed analysis and insights on: The latest advancements in detecting and combating biological threats. Innovative strategies and technologies currently shaping the landscape of biological safety. Case studies and real-world applications demonstrating the effectiveness of these new approaches. The white paper offers valuable knowledge that can be applied in various operational settings. It's a part of our commitment to staying [...]

Avon Protection launches new EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit

Avon Protection, a leader in innovative CBRN personal protective equipment, proudly introduces its new EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit, a pivotal addition to its range of CBRN protective wear. This launch marks a significant milestone in Avon Protection’s mission to deliver advanced protective capabilities for individuals operating in a CBRN threat environment worldwide. Designed to meet the rigorous NATO AEP-38 standard, the EXOSKIN-S1 offers unmatched defence against vapour, liquid and particulate Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), Toxic Industrial Chemical (TIC) and biological threats for up to 24 hours at a time, giving the wearer continuous protection for extended operational durations. It integrates [...]

Originally published by Business Insider.  The Philippines' fishing bureau has accused Chinese fishing vessels of using cyanide to destroy Scarborough Shoal, a fish-rich atoll in the South China Sea contested by both Manila and Beijing. "These Chinese fishermen use cyanide," Nazario Briguera, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said on Saturday, per a translation from Filipino by The Philippine Star. Cyanide fishing is a controversial fishing method that typically involves dumping the highly toxic chemical near coral reefs or in fishing grounds to stun or kill fish so they can be easily captured. It's widely condemned because it [...]

TEEX launches no cost EV training resource for first responders

As a thought leader in public safety training, The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) has published a stakeholders’ report and informational website and developed no-cost training for first responders to identify the issues, challenges and current practices in preventing, preparing for, and addressing electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage system (ESS) fires and related emergencies. Although EVs are less likely to ignite than fossil fuel-powered or hybrid vehicles, the intense heat, high-voltage cables, and hazardous materials make EV and ESS fires uniquely challenging for first responders. Currently no extinguishing agent is fully effective on these fires, and reignition is a threat for hours or even [...]

Russian prison service have announced the death of Alexei Navalny

The news broke at 11:45am GMT that the Russian prison service had announced the death of Alexei Navalny.  According to reports a statement was released saying he had "felt unwell" after a walk on Friday and had "almost immediately lost consciousness". It added that an emergency medical team had immediately been called and tried to resuscitate him but without success. "The emergency doctors declared the prisoner dead. Cause of death is being established." Navalny's spokesperson, Kira Yarmysh, said that they don't have any confirmation of his death yet. In a post on X Kira wrote "The Federal Penitentiary Service in the [...]

O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. CBRNe Convergence coming to Canada to help you stand guard.

CBRNe Convergence Canada, 22-24 April 2024. We are delighted to be heading back to Ottawa for our third Canadian event, and have been working hard on curating an excellent programme to help you with your operational needs.  There is a lot going on, top of these have to be the workshops planned for this event be led by Interpol, South Wales Police, ad SERTC.  For more information and to register your place, head to the event page now.    [...]

Detect-ION Bags High-Profile IARPA PICARD Research Contract to Develop Game-Changing Sensor for Rapid Detection of Aerosolized Chemical Threats.

Detect-ION, the pioneering Deep-Tech startup, has secured a groundbreaking research contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to revolutionize the way aerosolized chemical threats are detected and identified. With the rise in terrorist attacks, industrial accidents, and military situations, the U.S. government and intelligence community are in desperate need of cutting-edge technology to swiftly and accurately identify dangerous chemical particulates.  Leveraging their unrivaled expertise, Detect-ION will develop an ultra-compact and versatile sensor that will handle this crucial security challenge with ease. The next generation miniature sensor platform, aptly named "SPECTRAL," will autonomously detect and identify aerosolized chemical threats even [...]

Swedish Police Authority selects Avon Protection

Avon Protection is pleased to announce that its strategic partner, Promoteq, has received a seven-year contract from the Swedish Police Authority for its C50 protective mask and MP-PAPR Multi-Position Powered Air Purifying Respirator. The agreement includes a two-year initial contract plus five one-year options. Deliveries against the contract will begin this year with orders over the life of the contract expected to total 30,000 C50s, 900 MP-PAPRs and associated accessories. The C50 protective mask provides protection against multiple threat scenarios, including CBRN agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs). The system includes a respirator mask with panoramic [...]

OHMRA Canadian Hazmat and CBRNe Summit 2024

Our friends over at OHMRA are putting on a great event on April 8-9, 2024. They have lots going on to help you meet your operational needs, and this year they have the inimitable Hazmat Guys as key note speakers. There is also the opportunity for additional training on April 10.  Head over to the OHMRA site now and get registered https://ohmra.ca/summit    [...]