Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Raman Analyzer, Enhancing Narcotics Identification for Law Enforcement

In recent years, the production and distribution of lethal narcotics such as heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and others have become increasingly sophisticated. This has caused new challenges for law enforcement officers, who are often the first to come in contact with these substances and need to identify narcotics and make informed...

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FDA Permits Marketing of First SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Test Using Traditional Premarket Review Process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization of the BioFire Respiratory Panel 2.1 (RP2.1), a diagnostic test for the simultaneous qualitative detection and identification of multiple respiratory viral and bacterial nucleic acids in nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) obtained from individuals suspected of COVID-19 and other respiratory tract infections. The diagnostic...

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China's bumper DNA harvest

We interviewed the FBI's Ed You way back in 2017 and he presciently warned about China's appetite for harvesting DNA data. This is now happening on an unprecedented scale, and while it is difficult to know what they want to use it for, the fact that they are collecting it can't...

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CBRN operatives to benefit from radiation monitors developed for the nuclear deterrent programme

A ground-breaking radiation detection technology developed to support the UK’s nuclear deterrent is being made available to nuclear, national security, policing and counter-terrorism organisations.

The GMS595 is a sophisticated gamma dose-rate monitor developed by British company JCS Nuclear Solutions alongside the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

It is the most sensitive...

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MediciNova Announces Partnership with BARDA to Develop MN-166 (ibudilast) as a Medical Countermeasure Against Chlorine Gas-induced Lung Injury

MediciNova, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has partnered with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to repurpose MN-166 (ibudilast) as a potential medical countermeasure (MCM) against chlorine gas-induced lung damage...

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Milrem Robotics and Marduk Technologies launch an autonomous C-UAS system

Milrem Robotics, the European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer and Marduk Technologies, the provider of world-class Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) solutions jointly launched a unique mobile autonomous C-UAS platform that offers protection against loitering munition and surveillance drones. 

The jointly developed system features the electro-optical C-UAS platform Marduk Shark and the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). This mobile solution provides frontline forces with an independent ability to accurately detect, classify and target loitering munition and other flying objects. It...

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Avon Protection Launch New Compact Respiratory Protection Solution

Avon Protection are pleased to announce the launch of the CH15, a revolutionary new, ultra-thin, single size portable escape hood that provides a minimum of 15 minutes of respiratory vision and facial protection against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats.

The last decade has clearly demonstrated how the threat profile...

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Obituary - Michael Elleman

Originally published in NK News

Michael S. Elleman, a world-renowned missile expert who spent much of his life trying to stop advances to North Korea’s nuclear program, died of cancer at George Washington University Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 20. He was 62 years old.

A former scientist-turned-U.N.-missile-inspector and analyst, Elleman...

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