Airboss Goes Platinum

We are very pleased to announce that Airboss Defense will be our Platinum sponsor for CBRNe Convergence Canada 15th April – 17th April 2019

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AktiVax win contract to develop new 2-PAM auto-injector

It was announced this week that AktiVax, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, have been awarded a contract by BARDA to develop a new auto-injector for 2-PAM. Auto-injectors for 2-PAM are no longer manufactured and were originally designed for military use meaning a new, easy to use device is required.

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CW destruction resumes at Pueblo

After a nine-month shut down for repairs, the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been brought back online and is to resume destruction of the US CW stockpile.

The highly automated plant began a gradual restart this week, it could however take around 60 days to return to full operation.

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Rigaku announce QuickDetect mode

Rigaku Analytical Devices, a leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, announces the addition of QuickDetect™ mode, a capability that provides automated colorimetrics for trace or non-visible amounts to its existing Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer. This new

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A little ingenuity goes a long way

At Yokota Air Base in Japan airmen have used a 3D printer and some ingenuity to modify a standard-issue respirator into an aircraft oxygen system, potentially saving millions of dollars and improving aircrew safety.

Yokota’s 374th Maintenance Squadron and 374th Operations Support Squadron...

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All Hazards Forensic Conference 2018

It has recently been announced that University College Cork will be holding a special All Hazards Forensic conference from November 27th - 28th 2018. Registration for the event will be available from June 2018, see ...

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Gore announce NFPA 1994. Class 3R Certified Suit

Announced on May 29th, W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

The suit, manufactured and distributed by...

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Reducing the Spread of Ebola Through Proper Decontamination

New Study by CDC finds \"Only 5% Peracetic Acid consistently reduced EBOV titers in dried blood\"

Treating patients with the Ebola virus (EBOV) is difficult and dangerous. Ebola virus patients can expel several liters of bodily fluids in a day. Every surface they touch can be a source of...

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Trace Explosives Detection in Less Than 10 Seconds

The Fido® X2 from FLIR Systems is a handheld explosives trace detector featuring field-proven TrueTrace® technology enabling it to detect a broad range of homemade, commercial, and military explosives with best-in-class sensitivity.

Weighing less than 700 grams the Fido X2 is a truly...

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Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at SOFEX

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.

The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s...

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Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter.

Welcome to Argon's CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter. In this edition: read how to provide realistic HazMat training for the detection of CWAs; learn how to create realistic and safe HazMat training scenarios; explore balancing realism and reality in radiation safety training and

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FLIR receives order for DR-SKO Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced on April 26th that it received a delivery order for 22 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The delivery order is under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity

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Second Sight MS delivered to the US Army

Beginning of September 2017, the US Army contacted Bertin Corp., Bertin’s subsidiary in Washington, to purchase a Second Sight MS detector.

This instrument is the only chemical standoff gas detection device offering real time surveillance and source localization.

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CDP Program receives ABSA accreditation

The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) Biological program has been accredited by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International.

ABSA inspectors visited the COBRATF, a biosafety level 2 facility, in...

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Two task orders awarded to Tauri Group under OPETS

The Tauri Group has been awarded two task orders under the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) Omnibus Program Engineering and Technical Support (OPETS) Medical Domain.

This contract and task orders provide support services to the Department of...

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Romania to build new network of regional training centers

Romania’s General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) is to establish a network of regional training centers for its operative personnel as part of a 40 million Euro project. IGSU is rolling out the project because of its lack of facilities and infrastructure dedicated to the training

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Alion to support US DoD’s CBRNE weapons defence programme

It has been recently announced that Alion Science and Technology has been selected to support the US Department of Defense (DoD) in its research and development against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) weapons.

The US-based company has been chosen...

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French Initiative

France hosts launch of “International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons”

On 23 January 2018 the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs hosted the launch of the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons. Its creation...

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HSE warning on CBRN capabilties

In a confidential internal assessment carried out for the UK Government on critical unmet needs in the health service, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a warning stating the Government has virtually no capacity to deal with any CBRN incident stemming from an accident or terrorist

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Block chosen for Phase II of IARPA program

Block Mems LLC have been awarded Phase II of the Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity (IARPA) Program for the standoff detection of explosives and toxic chemical threats.

Under Phase I, Block successfully demonstrated the ability to detect trace quantities of explosives and...

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Government Scientific Source awarded contract to support CARA

The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) on behalf of the US Army CBRNE Analytical Remediation Activity (CARA) has awarded a contract to Government Scientific Source for the provision of spectrometers to support the mission of CARA to the value of

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CDP back in the live agent training business

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.

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\"Brain on a chip\" tests how chemicals affect the human brain

Scientists and engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed what they are calling a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease, or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over time without the need

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Chemists develop fabric resistant to chemical and biological weapons

Chemists at Saratov State University have created what they say is a membrane solution capable of protecting military personnel from chemical and biological weapons while remaining air and vapor permeable. Leonid Kossovich, the university’s president, said in a statement \"In cooperation with

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Obituary - Virginia Morlock

It is with great sadness that we heard last week about the passing of Virginia Morlock, Manager in the Mission Systems Strategy division at Northrop Grumman headquarters and so much more. I first became aware of Virginia in approximately 2008 when she attended our first CBRNe Convergence in

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Argon Chemical Hazard Detection Simulators assist Smiths Detection

When Smiths Detection had a need to quickly demonstrate to an important customer the ability of their LCD series detector family to function in the Arabic language, the challenge of the understandably complex engineering cycles involved in the development of operational equipment arose.

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