The New Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer

Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer

Perform narcotics identification and chemical identification safely and quickly with the Thermo Scientific 1064Defender Raman Analyzer. The handheld 1064Defender analyzer is a truly flexible tool to meet your agency’s chemical identification needs. By offering user configurable scan profiles and libraries, the 1064Defender Raman Analyzer...

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10 + 10 Over 10: A Funding Vision for the U.S. Fight Against Biological Threats

Originally published in Council on Strategic Risks by By Andrew Weber and Yong-Bee Lim

Operation Warp Speed – the program of major U.S. government investments that drove the rapid development of multiple vaccines for the COVID-19 virus – teaches us a lesson about how to fund the fight against biological threats in the future.

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CONVERGE Broader Ethical Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Researchers Training Module and Demonstration Webinar

The CONVERGE facility, headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, is so pleased to announce the release of a seventh CONVERGE Training Module. This online course, which was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Science Foundation, focuses on Broader...

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908 Devices Awarded Multi-Year $25M Purchase Order to Enable the U.S. Army

908 Devices Inc. a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced the receipt of a multi-year $25M purchase order from the U.S. Army Program Manager for Close Combat Systems. The company will supply more than 350 additional MX908® trace-level detection devices to the U.S. Army’s...

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Smiths Detection’s BioFlash deployed in real-world environments

Smiths Detection, the global threat detection and security technology company, announces that its BioFlash Biological Identifier has been successfully deployed in real-world environments to detect airborne COVID-19 in almost real-time.

BioFlash works by collecting and analysing air samples using sensitive, selective and rapid detection technology to identify the presence of...

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908 Devices Provides Handheld Mass Spec for Trace Detection to U.S. Border Patrol

908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced the U.S. Border Patrol selected the MX908® – a handheld, battery-powered, mass spectrometry device – to standardize its trace drug detection at 20 field locations across the U.S. borders, from North...

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Lebanon clean up - Nuclear material found at oil facility

The German company tasked with clearing hazardous material at Beirut port, and around the country, has discovered radioactive material at the Zahrani Oil Installation, which is about 50km south of the port. 

According to Prime Minister Diab the substance found "is a highly pure nuclear substance" and posed a danger. The head of...

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FLIR Wins DARPA Contract Worth Up to $20.5M to Develop Revolutionary New Protective Fabrics for Chem-Bio Defense

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to rapidly develop novel fabrics with embedded catalysts and chemistries that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats upon contact. The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment...

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Dr. Hanh Lai Appointed Senior VP & GM of Viken’s Chemical Detection and Environmental Hazards Business

Viken Detection, pioneer of x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Hanh Lai to lead its newly formed Chemical Detection and Environmental Hazards business unit.

Prior to joining Viken, Dr. Lai held various technical leadership roles at Rapiscan and Safran (formerly Morpho Detection) in their...

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OSHA issues proposed rule to update hazard communication standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

OSHA expects the HCS update will increase worker...

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Liverpool City Region set to become a global driving force in drone technology

Today, Drone Major Group has announced the launch of the first ever drone technology ‘Test and Development Area’ project, to be created in the Liverpool City Region. The project is to be delivered in partnership with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and is expected to put the region on the path to become a global leader in the deployment of cutting-edge drone technology.   

This pioneering initiative, entitled Phoenix I, is the first in a series of interconnected projects developed by Drone...

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