Kromek releases end of year results

Kromek, a leading developer of radiation and bio-detection technology solutions for the advanced imaging and CBRN detection segments, has announced its final results for the year ended 30 April 2022.

Kromk have had a particulalry good year in terms of receiving new, and renewed, contracts for their CBRN products. 

Financial...

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ASPR Upgraded

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on July 22nd that Secretary Xavier Becerra has elevated the existing Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) from a staff division to an operating division, taking on the new name of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). 

The move...

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Argon awarded UK MoD Chemical Sense Training Equipment Support Contract

Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd. has been awarded a two-year contract with an optional third year to provide in-service support for a wide range of CBRN training equipment previously provided to UK MoD.

The equipment to be supported includes CamsimMCAD-SIMLCAD-SIMADM300A V1b-SIM training equipment, and the associated accessories. Encompassing a wide range of...

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908 Devices’ MX908 Selected by U.S. Army for Augmented Reality Training

908 Devices Inc.  announced the US Army selected its MX908 handheld mass spec device to develop an augmented reality training program for chemical identification.

“We are honored that the MX908 has been selected by the U.S. Army as part of its augmented reality investment,” said John Kenneweg, Vice President of Government at 908 Devices. “Through this...

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Everything is Converging!

Deb Rosenblum, assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological program, recently hopped on the  convergence bandwagon by announcing something called 'bio-convergence.' National Defence magazine quoted her speech from the recent NDIA CBRN conference; "“Technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and physics are being applied to the life sciences, creating...

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Fastox to present its long-lasting botulinum toxin LAST technology at the TOXINS 2022 6th International Conference.

Swiss biotech Fastox Pharma will present for the first time its groundbreaking long-lasting botulinum toxin LAST technology at the leading conference on neurotoxins from July 27thto July 30th in New Orleans, USA.

Fastox has discovered that combining botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) with fast-acting myorelaxant drugs could accelerate BoNT/A onset...

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Smiths Detection named as Official Security Equipment Provider – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, has today been announced as a sponsor and supplier of X-ray screening and detection equipment for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, helping to create a secure environment for all attendees.

The Games will attract over one million visitors...

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Serb Pharmaceuticals licenses Soligenix antigen to develop Ricin antidote

SERB will leverage its unique broad spectrum polyclonal antibody platform, gained in its acquisition of BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals. They have signed a worldwide exclusive license to use an antigen from Soligenix [NSDQ: SNGX] to develop a novel therapeutic treatment for ricin poisoning. There is an unmet need for protection against this highly potent...

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Dr. Kemper Talley named the 2022 Joseph D. Wienand STEM Excellence Award winner.

Teledyne FLIR Defense has announced that Dr. Kemper Talley was named the 2022 Joseph D. Wienand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Excellence Award winner. The award was presented by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) at its 2022 Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore.

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Donald Alway Named Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Donald Alway as the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Alway most recently served as the assistant director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Alway joined the FBI as a special agent...

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GAO review into NRC's license verification system for high-risk radioactive materials.

On July 21 2022 the GAO publicly released the findings of a review it had conducted into the Nuclear Regularoty Comission's license verification system for high-risk radioactive materials.

The full report can be downloaded here https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-22-103441

In essesnce, what the GAO found was; 

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) current system for verifying...

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Teledyne FLIR Defense Receives $62m in orders from DoD for Centaur UGV   

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced that it has received new orders worth $62.1 million from the U.S. Armed Services for its advanced, multi-mission robots. The U.S. Army, Navy, and other command centers placed orders for nearly 500 more Centaur unmanned ground systems, including additional spares, antennas, and payload mounting kits. This latest...

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