Busy year for German DRF Luftrettung with massive demand for safe corona transport

Last year DRF Luftrettung performed 662 coronavirus missions, with 330 patients transported by air. Their EpiShuttles play an important role in their comprehensive hygiene concept and are investments in the safety and health of both patients and crew.

2020 turned out exceptionally busy for German DRF Luftrettung, one of the largest air rescue organizations...

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BEC SARS-CoV-2 detects UK and South African variants

In collaboration with Pasteur Institute, Bertin Technologies and Enalees validated the test's ability to detect the UK and South African variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now CE-IVD certified, this ultra-rapid diagnostic kit developed in France can therefore be widely used.

The emergence of the more contagious variants of the virus does...

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Kromek receives Innovate UK funding to advance Biological-Threat Detection solution

Kromek (AIM: KMK), a worldwide supplier of detection technology focusing on the medical, security screening and nuclear markets, announces that it has commenced a £1.25m programme funded by Innovate UK to customise its biological threat-detection solution for the automated detection of all airborne viruses, including COVID-19, to support end-use cases.

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Consumed by Covid, but don't forget about Influenza

While our primary public health concern at this moment is COVID, and rightly so, we need ensure that the common flu is not forgotten this year.

Many of the most vulnerable are staying home to avoid exposure to COVID, raising concern that flu vaccination rates will be much lower this...

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Bertin tests a new generation of chemical detection systems

Late 2020, Bertin Instruments’ teams went to Brno, in Czech Republic, to visit the accredited test center Vojenský výzkumný ústav (Military Research Institute) in order to evaluate the performances of newly-developed equipment for chemical gas detection.

Nowadays, protecting people and critical assets against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats has...

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ILC Dover escape hoods given to lawmakers during Capitol riots

Originally published by POPULAR SCIENCE

The violent, deadly incursion into the Capitol last week produced a shocking stream of images, and among them was the bizarre sight of some people wearing spacesuit-like transparent pieces of gear over their heads.

For example, David Trone, a Democratic congressman from Maryland, tweeted on January 6,

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Hands-On Virtual Software Training from Mirion Technologies

Due to the overwhelming success of thier hands-on virtual software training, Mirion are excited to announce the extension of their program into 2021. As many of us are part of the new remote working environment Mirion understand that completing your training program requirements can be a challenge. With their hands-on...

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CBRN SaaS project enters operational phase

EDA’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear Surveillance as Service (CBRN SaaS) project entered its operational phase today when representatives of the 12 industry members of the consortium in charge of implementing it met for the first time, albeit only remotely due to the Covid pandemic. The aim of the Austrian-lead project,

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State-of-the-art robot seeks out chemical agents

From:Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Home Office, and Ministry of Defence

Dstl, the science inside UK defence and security, has developed a prototype robot so that humans and machines can now share the burden of detecting and report dangerous chemicals over large areas.

The Merlin Robot, developed by industry partner HORIBA-MIRA...

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UN official: Unsure chemical weapons completely eliminated from Syria

From Middle East Monitor https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210107-un-official-unsure-chemical-weapons-completely-eliminated-from-syria/

January 7, 2021 at 10:37 am

 

The United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu said the international community cannot yet have full confidence that Syria's chemical weapons programme has been eliminated.

Speaking before the United Nations Security Council via video‑teleconference on Tuesday, Nakamitsu said...

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AVON Protection's FM50 Mask Chosen by the Netherlands

Avon Protection is pleased to announce they have received an order from The Netherlands for FM50 masks and FM61EU filters under the NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract.

The Netherlands joins other NATO Nations and Partners, Norway, Belgium and Finland, in purchasing the FM50 to protect their militaries. Developed...

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