New robotics partnership aims to shape future of safe handling of hazardous materials

Orginally published in Engineer Live

A new partnership between two robotics companies is showing the potential of the technology to shape how hazardous materials are handled safely in the future.

Thanks to a recent virtual reality (VR) experiment between Extend Robotics and Shadow Robot, achieving that aim is one step closer.

This robotics...

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Evotec Biologics awarded contract from U.S. Department of Defense under accelerated antibodies program

Evotec SE have announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (“DOD”) has awarded Evotec’s Seattle-based subsidiary, Just – Evotec Biologics, Inc. a contract valued up to $ 49.9 m for the rapid development of monoclonal antibody (“mAb”)-based drug product prototypes targeting plague. Plague, an infectious disease caused by the bacterium...

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Steadicopter and Viking Drone Packaging launch new capability for transporting critical equipment, including hazardous materials, by air

Steadicopter – a leader in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry – has announced its collaboration with UK-based Viking Drone Packaging – leading experts in the fields of packaging, UAS operations and the transport of dangerous goods – with the launch of a new capability for transporting critical equipment,

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Milrem Robotics delivers the THeMIS UGV to Ukraine


The European leading robotics and autonomous system developer Milrem Robotics delivered the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) suited for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and transportation of supplies to Ukraine.

The THeMIS equipped with stretchers for rapid CASEVAC was delivered to a Ukrainian charitable organization. Onsite training was provided upon delivery for...

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PHMSA Awarding $32.4MM for Hazmat Safety

Originally published by Railway Age

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will distribute $32.4 million to states, territories and tribes for six hazardous materials safety grant programs in FY 2022.

One of the programs is rail-related:">PHMSA will provide $1.2 million in Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training grants to...

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Convergence 22 Call for Papers

The time for CBRNe Convergence 2022 is fast approaching, with that in mind we thought we would give everyone a liitle extra time to submit abstracts for the call for papers and have extended the deadline to Friday September 23rd 2022 

Any paper justifiably related to CBRNe or HazMat will be...

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Germany Raids Companies that Exported ‘Dual-Use’ Chemicals to Russia

Originall published by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

German customs officers on Tuesday raided a network of companies suspected of selling precursor chemicals to Russia that could be used to manufacture chemical and biological weapons. 

The key German company, Riol Chemie GmbH, made more than 30 shipments of chemicals and...

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Bertin Technologies announces the acquisition of Environics Oy

On September 27, 2022, Bertin Technologies announced the acquisition of the Finnish company Environics Oy, previously owned by Verso Capital.

The European industrial company for critical scientific instrumentation Bertin Technologies has signed the agreement to acquire the Finnish company Environics. This transaction, backed by Bertin Technologies‘ owner FCDE (Fonds...

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Proengin expands capabilities of AP4C

Proengin announces the next generation S4PE sampling systems solution, the S4PF. Offering a wider threat detection capability and easier integration in standard operation procedure (SOP) for hazmat, law enforcement, CBRNe experts and military forces. The S4PF from Proengin offers a higher target temperature than its predecessor (S4PE), but the solution...

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“Major improvement” needed in biosecurity education of life scientists, say experts

There is a critical need for action across biological security education globally, a new paper by researchers from the Biological Security Research Centre (BSRC) at London Metropolitan University argues.

The paper, ‘Key issues in the implementation of the Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists: A survey of...

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