Smiths Detection enters into agreement to acquire PathSensors

Smiths Detection today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire PathSensors, a leading bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company based in Baltimore, MD. The acquisition expands Smiths Detection’s sensing capabilities across the CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) spectrum to respond quickly to emerging threats.

PathSensors provides...

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DOD Awards Ology Bioservices Contract to Advance Anti-Botulism Neurotoxin Monoclonal Antibodies

Ology Bioservices Inc., a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today it has been awarded a contract to advance development of a cocktail of anti-botulinum neurotoxin monoclonal antibodies (mAb) by the Department of Defense (DOD) through the Joint Science and Technology Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency...

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DHS S&T Develops DIY Method to Decontaminate Masks with a Multicooker

A household appliance, which may be sitting inside your kitchen cabinet, can now be used as a powerful tool in the fight to control COVID-19. Researchers with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed a do-it-yourself solution to decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) using a programmable multicooker.

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Bioxy Commercial Decontamination Solution Effective against COIVD

From army.mil

 A chemical and biological decontamination solution improved through testing and evaluation by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center has been identified by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as an effective COVID-19 disinfectant.

Center researchers have been working with Atomes, F.D., a company located in...

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INOVIO Receives $71 Million Contract From U.S. DOD

 INOVIO today announced it has received $71 million funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support the large-scale manufacture of the company's proprietary CELLECTRA® 3PSP smart device and the procurement of CELLECTRA® 2000 devices, which are used to deliver INO-4800 directly into the skin.

CELLECTRA® 3PSP is designed to deliver INO-4800 directly...

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Milipol Qatar Attracts International Exhibitors for October 2020 event

Milipol Qatar, the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which returns to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in October, has attracted an international exhibitor line-up with global sector heavyweights signing up.Milipol Qatar, the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil...

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NIST Adds New ‘Fingerprints’ to Chemical Identification Database

The latest release of the NIST Mass Spectral Library, which includes the NIST Tandem Mass Spectral Library and NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library and NIST GC Retention Index Database greatly increases the number of compounds and spectra since the 2017 version. The new versions, NIST20, are available from distributors for integration with existing instrumentation.

The NIST20 release includes: 

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Squishy Robotics Pilot Partnership with SMFR

Squishy Robotics and Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue (SMFR) signed a pilot partnership agreement last week that will send several Squishy Robotics drone-deployable robots to the SMFR to test and use during the department’s emergency response operations and training scenarios over the next year. 

SMFR is a leader in the use of...

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New research creates neutralising sponge for dangerous chemicals

These weapons, known as nerve agents or neurotoxins, are highly potent and fast acting. Small doses can cause rapid paralysis and death, as the chemicals disrupt the connection between the body’s nerves and muscles.

These internationally banned liquids are aerosolised purposely to inflict damage on large geographical areas and are...

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