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...

ADELFAS leads a NATO project between Spain, Morocco and Tunisia

ADELFAS leads a NATO project between Spain, Morocco and Tunisia

ADELFAS is leading a NATO project under the “SCIENCE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY” program, which promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between allies and partners, through scientific research, technological innovation and the exchange of knowledge…

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Agilent Deploys Next Generation Explosive Detection System at London Heathrow Airport

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the deployment of the next generation of alarm resolution technology for checkpoints throughout London Heathrow airport, delivering advanced security and efficiency. The Insight200M from Agilent ensures increased safety on planes while improving passenger experience at airports. The ban on liquids in carry-on luggage was slowly lifted to allow baby food, medicinal items, and duty-free items, and there is a continuous shift to further simplify the experience at checkpoints while maintaining security. This shift has led to the adoption of new computed tomography X-ray (CT) screening technology in place of conventional X-ray systems. Heathrow has announced the… [...]

Smiths Detection opens new UK Biolab

Smiths Detection, a global leader in the development of threat detection and security screening equipment, opened a biolab at its centre of excellence in Hemel Hempstead, UK. The new lab will complement the research capabilities of its Baltimore, Maryland site, in developing next generation biological threat detection capabilities primarily for its BioFlash Biological Identifier. Smiths Detection’s BioFlash is a desktop biothreat detection system that uses CANARY® technology (a cell-based biosensor) in combination with proprietary aerosol-collection techniques to rapidly identify biothreat agents from an air sample. Already the BioFlash can detect biothreats such as anthrax, ricin, botulinum toxin, black plague, tularemia,… [...]

Emergent BioSolutions Receives Department of Defense Award to Evaluate Chikungunya Vaccine Candidate in Post-Approval Field Efficacy Study Using Model-Guided Approach

orginally published by Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced today a research award by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) to evaluate efficacy of the company’s single-dose chikungunya virus virus-like particle (CHIKV VLP) vaccine candidate. Emergent will begin the planning phase, the first of two phases, in collaboration with the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) and academic partners, to enable a post-approval field efficacy study in areas with active chikungunya virus (CHIKV) transmission. “Emergent is pleased to gain the support of the CDMRP to verify the clinical benefit of our CHIKV VLP… [...]

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions have successfully integrated Argon’s LCD3.3 simulator, known as the M4A1 JCAD simulator in the U.S., with Cubic’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRND) Collective Training Simulation System (CTSS). This collaborative effort enables Argon’s LCD3.3 simulator, and potentially all other Argon Personal Area Network (PAN)-based simulators, to be integrated with Cubic’s training and instrumentation systems. The LCD3.3-SIM when linked to the body worn player’s PAN responds to simulated chemical warfare and toxic industrial threats generated by Cubic’s Exercise Control (EXCON) Combined Arms Training Simulation (CATS) MetrixTM. In addition, all user interaction… [...]

CWMD Registration now open

DSTL are proud to host the Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference #CWD2023 Registration and abstract submission have now opened For more information and a discount for early booking vist Photo @USMC Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck [...]

Kromek Group plc,  a leading developer of radiation and bio-detection technology solutions for the advanced imaging and CBRN detection segments, is pleased to announce that it has secured a contract with a UK Government department to develop and supply biological threat detection systems. Under the terms of the contract, Kromek will commence work in December for a three-year programme worth £4.9m. The contract also includes an option for extended maintenance services after the initial term. [...]

Kromek, a leading developer of radiation and bio-detection technology solutions for the advanced imaging and CBRN detection segments, announces that it has received, and delivered, a contract worth $1.3m from a US customer for the Group’s D3M wearable radiation detector.This contract is a repeat order, with Kromek having now delivered D3M orders worth $2.6m to this customer in the last six months. Kromek’s D3M is a high-performance combined gamma/neutron personal radiation detector that helps guard against the threat of nuclear terrorism and the illicit movement of nuclear materials. It is wearable, unobtrusive, hands-free and continuously scans for radiation with a… [...]

Teledyne FLIR launch MUVE R430 at Convergence

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, launched at CBRNE Convergence their new MUVE R430 drone sensor payload used to remotely detect and identify radiation sources and radiological hazards across a wide range of use scenarios. The MUVE R430 is an advanced radiation detector purpose-designed for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to detect, locate, measure, map, and identify radioactive sources from above. Using the same field-proven technology and algorithms as Teledyne FLIR’s identiFINDER series of radionuclide identification devices, the R430 enables users to quickly pinpoint and accurately identify sources of radioactivity from a distance. The Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger R70 and… [...]

Environics launches new X-System for CBRN monitoring   

Environics has launched its new X-System solution for CBRN threat monitoring. The new system concept has been introduced for the first time to a CBRN specialized audience at the CBRNe Protection Symposium in Malmö (Sweden) and for a naval audience at EURONAVAL in Paris (France) this autumn. The X-System brings Environics system solutions for CBRN monitoring to the next level by introducing two brand new generation detectors to the market: ChemProX-DS and RanidX. ChemProX-DS is a chemical detector for mobile and stationary installations, which allows for both independent usage and system integration. It combines the performance of a "traditional" detector with… [...]

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. and Smiths Detection have once again renewed their Exploitation Agreement permitting Argon to manufacture and market a range of simulators based upon Smiths market leading Chemical Warfare detectors. Originally signed in 2012, the worldwide exclusive Exploitation Agreement permits Argon to utilise and implement the appropriate aspects of Smiths Intellectual Property and detector components to create high fidelity Chemical Warfare detector training simulators that have been delivered to numerous Government worldwide. Argon simulators enable a wide variety of scenarios ranging from clandestine laboratory, terrorist threats and battlefield CWA releases to be implemented in a safe, environmentally friendly… [...]

CBRNe World was very pleased to see the promotion of Dr Eric Moore to deputy to the commanding general - The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command promoted one of its own in a ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, October 14, 2022. Eric Moore, Ph.D., who most recently served as the director of the DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center, became DEVCOM’s deputy to the commanding general. CBC, which is one of eight technology centers and laboratories within the DEVCOM enterprise, is the nation’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chem-bio defense. The DEVCOM workforce is comprised of scientists, engineers,… [...]

Full text can be found here, but the edited highlights are: The Strategy sets out to: Detect pandemics and other biological threats:  The Strategy aims to transform early warning of infectious disease threats by accelerating the development and deployment of new technologies that can rapidly detect novel pathogens. It will improve real-time information for decision-making by planning for an enduring all-hazards hospital data collection system, expanding platforms to integrate and share data for response, and improving data sharing internationally. These efforts build on the recently launched Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, which creates the equivalent of a “national weather service”… [...]