CBRN in Syria risks profiteering and incompetence

Syria is an interesting beast for the CBRN community. It one of the most present threats of CBRN use in the news media - and in the midst of this strife, like all wars, there is the danger of profiteering and incompetence.

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Two USA procurement updates

1. Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Sensor Processing Group (NBCSPG)

Awarding Authority: Department of the Army, ACC-APG SCRT - Edgewood

2. Common Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Sensor Interface (CCSI) Compliant Radiation Detector (CCRD) Technical and Engineering Support...

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FINDERs Keepers…

ICx announced that they had launched the next generation of their IdentiFinder radiation detector – cunningly named identiFinder 2! The system keeps its easy three button interface and adds radionuclide identification, transflective display , Bluetooth, reachback and GPS as well as a web

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Ker-ching!

Emergent Biosolutions announced a $51 million contract from BARDA for the development of a new anthrax vaccine utilising their protective antigen rPA. This antigen stimulates a protective immune-response that neutralises the anthrax toxins – which has long been an element of

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Chinese nuclear drill

China conducted a drill in Beijing, Nanjing and Lianyungang to practise coordination and response to a radiation leak from a nuclear facility. Considering this is a country where hundreds of thousands of people can die from an earthquake and it make little difference it seems likely that the

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