Tac-Bio seeing light?

Perennial nearly-there bio detector, Tac-Bio, looks like it might see the light of day after General Dynamics agreed with ECBC to commercialise it. General Dynamics ATP will sign a cooperative research and development agreement bringing Tac-Bio into a product range that includes Juno and JSLSCAD.

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Perennial nearly-there bio detector, Tac-Bio,

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Bill Passed

The US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a bill intended to improve security at the nations biological research facilities. The panel voted 8-1 in favour of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2009, it is not apparent when the Senate will take up...

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Libya joins the ‘Demil is harder than we thought’ Club

Libya has been forced to ask for more time to destroy their chemical stockpile of 25 tons of mustard. They already have until April 2012, but their decision not to have the US high-temperature incinerator, or it could be further Libyan finangling over the amount of financial assistance that it...

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th the Raven – sarin!

Smiths Detection, meanwhile, has its eyes set on loftier heights as they work on UAV chemical detection. Working with ECBC and AeroVironment, manufacturer of the Raven UAV, they will contend with other companies in this field (such as Environics) to allow airborne early warning of chemical threats. Smiths was able,

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Russia makes inroads into CWC

The Maradykovsky site in Kirov announced that they had finished their disposal of sarin – having destroyed nearly 5,000 chem filled munitions. They have also make ingress into their mustard and other blister agents not that the destruction line is operational. Maradykovsky is expected to be compliant by 2012.

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Looks like we have something new!

GE Energy announced that it has been awarded a patent for their eVent active film laminate, which may herald the long-awaited dawn of semi-permeable membranes. The solution has sent a buzz around various procurement and scientific agencies keen to get their hands on the expanded polytetrafluroethylene membrane, with an oleophobic...

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#37!

Behind that rather arbitrary number is a rather big achievement for a CBRN company, as ICx was chosen as one of Deloitte Touche’s Fast 500 companies, and came in at number 37 - the only CBRN company to do so. Deloitte announced that ICx had had a 5,518 per cent growth...

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Mmmm, bendy...

Perhaps not News per se, but a neat product 'discovered’ at Belcoast is Durr NDTs range of light, thin and, most importantly, flexible image plates to be used with their (or other peoples) X ray devices. In most demonstrations the bag, or device, is usually conveniently placed in the middle...

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Like lightning!

Utilis announced its fastest ever decon system. The containerised system can be set up in minutes and has independent access to water, heating, lighting and waste water containment.

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Utilis announced its fastest ever decon system. The containerised system can be set up in minutes and has independent access to water,

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Less than expected, more than necessary

CBRN heroine Amber Cummings received a one year sentence for the fatal shooting of her abusive, but most importantly potential radiological terrorist, husband. As reported in February 2009 after one beating too many Amber shot and killed her husband James and investigators found that the white supremacist had enough radiological...

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Like Quicksilver…

Quicksilver announced that its CBRE Transport Case Sampling Kit and CBRE Hard Case Sampling Kit, and their training versions, are now available for purchase on GSA: www.gsaadvantage.gov .

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Quicksilver announced that its CBRE Transport Case Sampling Kit and CBRE Hard Case Sampling Kit, and their training versions, are now available...

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