Russia denies that super rich are getting the good vaccine!

By BBC Monitoring

A Russian Health Ministry official and research centres testing an experimental vaccine against Covid-19 have denied reports that the country's business and political leadership have been given early access to it outside of clinical trials. 

Earlier today, Bloomberg news agency reported that Russian businessmen and officials began getting shots...

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GSK and Medicago announce collaboration to develop a novel adjuvanted COVID-19 candidate vaccine

GSK and Medicago have announced a collaboration to develop and evaluate a COVID-19 candidate vaccine combining Medicago’s recombinant Coronavirus Virus-Like Particles (CoVLP) with GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system. CoVLPs mimic the structure of the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease, allowing them to be recognised by the immune system. Use of an...

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Some decontamination processes damage N95 face masks

From University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certain methods of decontaminating medical face masks for repeated use during the COVID-19 pandemic appear to damage the masks' integrity and protective function, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist.

"Some treatments for decontamination had no impact on respirator...

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Save the Date - Experience FR2021

Federal Resources are pleased to announce new dates for Experience FR, so save the date, this is an event not to be missed. 02.23.2021-02.26.2021 

The purpose of ExperienceFR is to showcase the latest industry-leading technology and solutions available to end users, program managers and procurement specialists. This experience is designed...

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New NARU Radiation Guidance and CBRN Guidance publications imminent

From naru.org.uk

Two important new NARU guidance publications will be published in late June for use by all Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) staff in all ten English NHS ambulance services.

The NARU National Ambulance Service CBRN/HAZMAT Guidance significantly updates the original 2014 version and aims to support a consistent and structured approach by NHS...

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Rigaku Analytical Devices Launches Expanding Capabilities Equipment for Law Enforcement (EXCEL) Program

Rigaku Analytical Devices, the market leader in handheld 1064nm Raman technology, will provide next generation narcotics, and other illegal drug analysis, equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies through new Excel Program. The Rigaku Expanding Capabilities Equipment for Law Enforcement (EXCEL) Program is designed to provide agencies with a...

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U.S. Army Awards $21.8M Production Contract to FLIR Systems for Nerve Agent Disclosure Spray

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced it has been awarded a full-rate production option worth $21.8 million on an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the United States (U.S.) Army. FLIR will deliver its Agentase C2 disclosure spray to detect G- and V-series nerve agents, highly toxic chemical warfare agents. The contract will...

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Patriot One Partners with ecoMine Technologies via Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster’s Covid19 Program

Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT) (OTCQX: PTOTF) (FRANKFURT: 0PL) (“Patriot One” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce a development partnership with ecoMine Technologies Corporation (ecoMine) to  advance ecoMine’s innovative, low-cost, on-the-spot pathogen screening technology.  ecoMine’s technology platform has significant potential in this current pandemic, (especially when it comes...

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LANL Investigating Breach Involving Plutonium

Officials at one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.

LANL confirmed on Monday July 6th that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a glovebox that was being used to handle plutonium. 

The June 8 incident at the...

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FLIR Systems Announces Modified Thermal Cameras Specified for Elevated Skin Temperature Screening

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced modified thermal cameras for fast and safe noncontact elevated skin temperature* screening. The FLIR EST thermal screening solutions provide frontline screening at building entries and in high traffic areas to improve safety and help curb the spread of COVID-19. The FLIR Axxx-EST, FLIR T5xx-EST, and...

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