Environics lands STUK contract

Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Authority, STUK, awards a new significant 1.6m, four years framework contract to Environics Oy for radiation detection equipment program.

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Thermo's New Line of Radiation Area Monitors

Security personnel, military teams and first responders requiring remote radiation detection and identification can now turn to two new, high-precision spectroscopy instruments that offer multiple telemetry options.

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Cobalt Receives the 2015 Queen's Award for Enterprise

Cobalt Light Systems has been named as a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award – in the category of International trade – is the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

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Down the slippery slope

The Universities of Bradford and Bath have produced a joint report highlighting how contemporary chemical and life science research may potentially be applied to the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent weapons.

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Bruker De-tector passes ECAC

The Bruker Detection division today announced that the DE-tector has successfully met the new European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process of Security Equipment (CEP) for airport checkpoint screening of passengers and baggage

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Bertin to acquire Saphymo in 2015

Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM, is strengthening its range of instrumentation equipment and systems by acquiring the Saphymo Group. This take-over would take effect in early January 2015.

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Giving you the Radeye

Thermo Scientific announce their new RadEye SPRD (Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector) for rad detection and identification

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Cobra's World Cup Picture

Defense Group, manufacturer of CoBRA software, announced that they had been helping provide a Common Operating Picture to the Brazilian government during the World Cup.

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NTI's new spending tracking tool

We don't have an 'Ain't it cool' section, but if we did it would feature NTI's new tool to view the entire threat reduction budget from 1992 to the present or search by program, goal or government department over a custom date range

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Funding news

While we might not be seeing a return to the grant funding 'boom' times, we are seeing a activity in grant funding... sadly, for first responders at least, it is getting less.

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Convergence brochure now up

The first brochure for CBRNe Convergence is now available for download. Information on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, workshops and much, much more.

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Sacre feu!

Biofire and bioMereieux merger now complete. Biofire splits into two bits, with the CBRN part of Biofire now called BioFire Defense LLC.

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Battelle's REBS delivers solid performance record

REBS has been tested over the past several years in various Battelle and government-sponsored tests—including Boston’s subway. Most recently, a series of successful tests was carried out in which multiple REBS systems demonstrated the ability to rapidly detect and identify airborne biological

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US Army continues efforts to improve detection at fraction of cost

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is currently researching alternative technologies to better test suspicious powders to determine if they are a chemical or biological agent. A key technology they are studying, adenosine triphosphate (ATO)-based technology, allows for high

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What Future Remploy Frontline?

We reported late last week on the BBC story that many of the Remploy factories in the UK, that utilize a large number of disabled employees, including Remploy Frontline, the manufacturer of the UK MoD's PPE were slated to close. Remploy subsequently released more information.

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The psychology of the fake explosive detection racket

Following on from Jim McCormick's prosecution this week in the UK questions still remain unanswered. They start with how is could take so many years before such an obvious fake was caught. More bruising though is the way in which agencies that should have known better behaved

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Loss of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever causing virus in USA

A press announcement from the University of Texas Medical branch announced to the community around the campus that a vial of a select agent, Guanarito, was 'unaccounted for' on Saturday (March 23).

The announcement went on to say the virus can cause haemorrhagic fever and is transmitted by...

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Syria Expert? Analysis

Lets be clear - there is some rubbish going around analysing videos at the moment on Syrian chemical attacks. Lets just assess a few of these.

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ORTEC® Wins Contract

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ORTEC® Wins Contract to Provide High-Purity Germanium Spectroscopic Portal Monitors at Abu Dhabi’s New Port of Khalifa

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