OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology officially inaugurated

The Centre will strengthen the capabilities of OPCW and its Member States to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention.

In the presence of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands the official inauguration of the new Centre for Chemistry and Technology (ChemTech Centre) of the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...

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Georgia captures "$2m worth" of uranium

Originally published in eurasianet.org

Georgia's counterterrorism police have arrested a man who carried around uranium in a tiny glass bottle. Ilia Belkania, a 52-year-old living off social benefits, was planning to sell the little batch of nuclear material for $2 million, the State Security Service said on May 1. 

State...

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Review of Possible Therapies in Treatment of Novichoks Poisoning and HAZMAT/CBRNE Approaches: State of the Art

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has published the follwing - Review of Possible Therapies in Treatment of Novichoks Poisoning and HAZMAT/CBRNE Approaches: State of the Art. 

Abstract: Novichoks-organophosphorus compounds belong to the nerve agents group, constituting the fourth generation of chemical warfare agents. The tremendous toxicity of Novichoks...

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WHO warn of biological risk after lab in Sudan is seized

Published in Reuters

There is a "high risk of biological hazard" in the Sudanese capital Khartoum after one of the warring parties seized a laboratory holding measles and cholera pathogens and other hazardous materials, the World Health Organization has said. 

Speaking to reporters in Geneva via video link from Sudan,

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DoD Releases National Defense Science and Technology Strategy

The Department of Defense released the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy, or NDSTS, today. Guided by the National Defense Strategy, the NDSTS articulates the science and technology priorities, goals, and investments of the Department and makes recommendations on the future of the defense research and engineering enterprise.

"To achieve...

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Allen-Vanguard secures Ministry of Defence (MoD) funding to develop novel technologies to enhance the defeat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Allen-Vanguard, a global leader in providing customized solutions for defeating Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, has recently secured MoD funding from a focussed call for innovation proposals administered by the Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA).  The funding is to develop novel technologies and techniques to counter improvised...

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GAO Science & Tech Spotlight: Synthetic Biology

On April 17, 2023, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a “Science & Tech Spotlight” on synthetic biology. 

The GAO defines synthetic biology as “a multidisciplinary field of biotechnology that involves engineering the genetic material of organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, yeast, plants, or animals, to have new characteristics.” According to...

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Kromek wins National CBRN Centre Award

Kromek, the County Durham-based developer of radiation detectors, won the National CBRN Centre Certificate of Merit 2023 at the recent TAC-ADS conference.

The award was made in recognition of Kromek’s ongoing service and support to the National CBRN Centre and other security partners, strengthening the UK’s response to potential counter-terror...

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Exercise "WOLF-RAM-23"

On April 18, 2023, around 12:00 in Poznań, exercises in the field of responding to terrorist threats related to the use of the CBRN agent pk "Wolf-Ram-23" began.
Counter-terrorist exercises were organized by the National Police Headquarters in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States Department of...

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Tracerco Announces Launch of Next Generation Personal Electronic Dosimeter Range – PED2 – Set to Revolutionise the Management of Radiation Safety

One of the world’s leading providers of radiation monitoring equipment – Tracerco - has announced the launch of its range of next generation personal electronic dosimeters that will provide clients with a patented detection technology to enhance radiological safety performance.

The PED2 range of dosimeters – which is the latest iteration...

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