AntoXa awarded contract for anti-nerve agent enzyme

AntoXa Corporation has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to continue work on production of plant-made butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), a protein that provides protection against toxic nerve agents such as sarin and soman.

The one-year contract, worth up to

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Avon Protection Awarded $254m U.S Army Contract

The U.S Department of Defense has awarded Avon Protection Systems a contract worth $245m for the production of the M53A1 respirator. 

The M53A1 was developed by Avon to counter military unique and domestic threats encountered on the modern battlefield, the global war on

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Emergent BioSolutions bags contract worth up to $100 million

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has announced that it has signed an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of State to establish a long-term, reliable, and stable supply chain for medical countermeasures that address chemical warfare agents. The

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ASPR expands corporate partnership

A strategic partnership will expand between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will focus on the development of innovative products to combat

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S&T’s Modernized Technology Research & Development Process

Supporting Joint Innovation Efforts through Public-Private Partnerships.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) continues a long tradition of working closely with the private sector to develop innovative technology with a new Long-Range Broad...

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

The Other Transaction Authority...

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for NGCD from US Army

On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the

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HHS sponsors new formulation of TPOXX

To expand U.S. health security and prepare for the potential use of smallpox virus in bioterrorism attacks against the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will purchase additional doses of a smallpox antiviral medication called TPOXX for the Strategic National

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Kromek awarded $1.8m funding from DTRA

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, announced on September 27th that it has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (“DTRA”), an agency of the US Department of Defense, under a previously

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Chemring and Smiths Detection win Army contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents.

According to FedBizOpps, Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and...

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Chemring NGCD Win

Chemring's US based subsidiary, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD1).

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Monkeypox case in UK

Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on September 8th that an individual had been diagnosed with Monkeypox in the UK, the first time such a diagnosis has been made.

Monkeypox is a rare infection and does not spread easily between individuals and PHE has made sure to issue information to...

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Cheming downselected for NGCD

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been notified that it has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector

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FLIR receives $4m delivery order, supporting joint US forces in Korea

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today it has received a delivery order for FLIR IBAC ™ 2 biological agent detector systems to support the United States (U.S.) Forces Korea (USFK). The delivery order is under a 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Joint

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Scientists harness space particles to detect radioactive material

Scientists have successfully developed a technology that can harness muons – essentially heavy electrons derived from space particles – to detect and safely manage radioactive waste.

The £7m project, led by scientists from National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), the University of Glasgow and...

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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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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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Proniras Awarded BARDA contract to develop nerve agent MCM

Proniras Corporation announced in April that it has been awarded a contract potentially worth $89.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop tezampanel as a medical countermeasure for the treatment

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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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UK MoD General Service Respirator Agreement

Avon Rubber p.l.c recently confirmed, further to the November 2017 announcement that it was the preferred bidder for the MoD General Service Respirator Agreement, that Avon Protection has been awarded a five year contract for the resupply and in-service support of its General Service Respirator

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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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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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FUNder GCATS

Battelle has been awarded a contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop threat assessment software to help prevent the creation of dangerous organisms. 

IARPA’s Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (Fun GCAT) program is aimed at...

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Bruker Merger of Sweden Subsidiaries

Bruker Corporation announced the merger of its subsidiaries in Sweden as of November 1st. Bruker AXS Nordic AB, Bruker BioSpin Scandinavia AB, and Bruker Optics AB have merged with Bruker Daltonics Scandinavia AB, and the surviving company has been renamed to Bruker Nordic AB.

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