Nabco gets all Nordic

Nabco also announced that they have upgraded three TCVs for the Danish MoD to allow them to counter CBR threats too. In addition to this they also announced that the University of Georgia police department had also bought their own TCV – clearly expecting troublesome students!

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Nabco also announced that...

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Bavarian Nordic: MCM

Bavarian Nordic secured up to $40 million from the US government for funding on clinical and preclinical testing of their freeze dried Imvamune Smallpox vaccine. Funding would also be used to validate the new freeze dried manufacturing process.

Bavarian Nordic secured up to $40 million from the US government for...

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Tac-Bio seeing light?

Perennial nearly-there bio detector, Tac-Bio, looks like it might see the light of day after General Dynamics agreed with ECBC to commercialise it. General Dynamics ATP will sign a cooperative research and development agreement bringing Tac-Bio into a product range that includes Juno and JSLSCAD.

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Perennial nearly-there bio detector, Tac-Bio,

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Bill Passed

The US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bill intended to improve security at the nations biological research facilities. The panel voted 8-1 in favour of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2009, it is not apparent when the Senate will take up...

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ER

Israel has created their first secure ER facility that will protect patients from suspected Hizbullah chemical, and conventional, weapon attacks. The $14 million project is part of a plan that includes a complete underground hospital – including cardiac and cancer care, a children’s hospital and the space for nearly 1,750...

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All the same... no thanks.

Col. Gen. Andrei Novikov, the CIS’ [Commonwealth of Independent States] Anti-Terrorism Centre’s Head, announced that the Ukraine didn’t want a large scale exercise in their country. The Ukraine decided that large amounts of visiting Russia, and other, troops was in breach of their constitution – which bans foreign military units...

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Russia makes inroads into CWC

The Maradykovsky site in Kirov announced that they had finished their disposal of sarin – having destroyed nearly 5,000 chem filled munitions. They have also make ingress into their mustard and other blister agents not that the destruction line is operational. Maradykovsky is expected to be compliant by 2012.

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Looks like we have something new!

GE Energy announced that it has been awarded a patent for their eVent active film laminate, which may herald the long-awaited dawn of semi-permeable membranes. The solution has sent a buzz around various procurement and scientific agencies keen to get their hands on the expanded polytetrafluroethylene membrane, with an oleophobic...

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By Columbus’ Beard!

Decongel, a polymeric hydrogel for containing and 'decontaminating’ radiological material is one of the three finalists for the Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award for 2009. Devised by the Polymers division of Cellular Bioengineering Inc - http://www.decongel.com/index.html - their Decongel is deemed to have made a 'measurable and constructive contribution… to homeland security.’

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Banco de WMD

The US Treasury labelled North Korean bank Amroggang Development a WMD proliferator for controlling the Tanchon Commercial Bank, which is also sanctioned by the US and UN for their work with Pyongyang’s nuclear activities. Executive Order 13382 allows the US to freeze the assets or proliferators and their supporters and...

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Like lightning!

Utilis announced its fastest ever decon system. The containerised system can be set up in minutes and has independent access to water, heating, lighting and waste water containment.

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Utilis announced its fastest ever decon system. The containerised system can be set up in minutes and has independent access to water,

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Less than expected, more than necessary

CBRN heroine Amber Cummings received a one year sentence for the fatal shooting of her abusive, but most importantly potential radiological terrorist, husband. As reported in February 2009 after one beating too many Amber shot and killed her husband James and investigators found that the white supremacist had enough radiological...

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