DOD Awards Dynavax $22 Million for Plague Vaccine Clinical Trial

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Dynavax Technologies Corporation with an agreement worth approximately $22 million over two and a half years, to execute a clinical trial combining the DOD’s recombinant plague (rF1V) vaccine with its own CpG 1018® adjuvant. Under the agreement, Dynavax will conduct a Phase II...

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Superintendent Dave Minty of Wiltshire Police Receives Queen’s Police Medal

Superintendent Dave Minty of Wiltshire Police picked up the Queen’s Police Medal at Windsor Castle in recognition of his work in the aftermath of the Salisbry Novichok incident.

Supt Minty, chaired a tactical coordinating group after the attack, said that to be recognised for his work is “a real honour”, adding that he was...

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Brand Är launch first reusable FFP2 certified respirator with Polygiene ViralOff treatment

Czech premium accessories brand Är has launched a reusable FFP2 certified mask treated with Polygiene ViralOffTM technology, to protect and self-clean the textile in regard to microbes. The mask also comes with an anti-fog system.

FFP2 level respirators offer a higher, two-way protection level compared with surgical masks, as they...

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Detectachem launches new Fentanyl test strips

 DetectaChem, the global leader in innovative portable threat detection solutions used extensively by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Homeland Security, law enforcement and first responder agencies around the world, today announces the launch of a revolutionary ultra-low sensitivity Fentanyl Test Strip for law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders...

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Sword GRC launches occupational health and safety risk management solution, ensuring best practice controls for hazardous and ‘high risk’ environments

Sword GRC, a global specialist in risk, compliance and governance software and services, today unveiled its latest product innovation for occupational health and safety risk management.   

Sword GRC’s latest solution, Sword Verify, digitalizes the health and safety risk management process to reduce an organization’s liability and the likelihood of...

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Blackline Safety and Vlahi Systems partner to improve gas plume monitoring and emergency response

Blackline Safety Corp., a global leader of gas detection and connected safety solutions, has announced it has partnered with Houston-based Vlahi Systems, provider of cloud-hosted, sensor driven gas plume dispersion modelling software.

Optimizing chemical release monitoring and response through improved accuracy of modeling.

Through the partnership, Vlahi will integrate the real-time, location-enabled...

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TERRIFFIC results?

TERRIFFIC system is put through its paces in two RNe trials

 Using real radioactive sources in a series of challenging operational scenarios, SDIS73, the fire service of the Savoie region in France, tested and assessed the fully integrated TERRIFFIC (Tools for early and Effective Reconnaissance in cbRne Incidents providing First responders...

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DARPA: WMD threat sensors tested in police vehicles

Originally published in Homeland Preparedness News

In collaboration with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) SIGMA+ program announced Friday it had recently concluded a three-month-long pilot study of sensors intended to support early detection of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats.

The pilot involved...

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Smiths Detection wins contract to supply Radiation Portal Monitors across the US to DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) to provide 110 radiation portal monitors (RPM). Partnering with Radiation Solutions, Inc., the RPM’s...

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SPH Engineering and France-based Hexadrone partner to integrate TUNDRA drone with a ground-penetrating radar

SPH Engineering and France-based Hexadrone partner to integrate TUNDRA drone with a ground-penetrating radar. The trial flight was conducted in Balogi, Latvia and confirmed the compatibility of the drone with a GPR sensor to perform near surface surveys.

The integration was performed to unlock a new type of drone for...

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Vehicle Blocker

Block MEMS, LLC (Block) has been awarded a $2.6 million contract in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to detect Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs). The focus of the program is to detect vehicles containing VBIEDs before they enter stadiums, office building parking structures,

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