ASPR Upgraded

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on July 22nd that Secretary Xavier Becerra has elevated the existing Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) from a staff division to an operating division, taking on the new name of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). 

The move...

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Convergence 2022 Main Exhibition Hall Sold Out!

That's right, we have sold out the main exhibition hall for CBRNe Convergence 2022. But fear not, we have secured extra space and will update the floorplan accordingly soon. 

If you would like to enquire about booking one of these new spaces, before they too sell out, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or...

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Fastox to present its long-lasting botulinum toxin LAST technology at the TOXINS 2022 6th International Conference.

Swiss biotech Fastox Pharma will present for the first time its groundbreaking long-lasting botulinum toxin LAST technology at the leading conference on neurotoxins from July 27thto July 30th in New Orleans, USA.

Fastox has discovered that combining botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) with fast-acting myorelaxant drugs could accelerate BoNT/A onset...

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Serb Pharmaceuticals licenses Soligenix antigen to develop Ricin antidote

SERB will leverage its unique broad spectrum polyclonal antibody platform, gained in its acquisition of BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals. They have signed a worldwide exclusive license to use an antigen from Soligenix [NSDQ: SNGX] to develop a novel therapeutic treatment for ricin poisoning. There is an unmet need for protection against this highly potent...

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Kromek enters agreement with Smiths Detection Inc.

Kromek Group plc, a leading developer of radiation and bio-detection technology solutions for the advanced imaging and CBRN detection segments, announces that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Smiths Detection Inc. (“Smiths”), a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies.

Under the terms of the agreement,

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GAO review into NRC's license verification system for high-risk radioactive materials.

On July 21 2022 the GAO publicly released the findings of a review it had conducted into the Nuclear Regularoty Comission's license verification system for high-risk radioactive materials.

The full report can be downloaded here https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-22-103441

In essesnce, what the GAO found was; 

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) current system for verifying...

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Teledyne FLIR Defense Receives $62m in orders from DoD for Centaur UGV   

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced that it has received new orders worth $62.1 million from the U.S. Armed Services for its advanced, multi-mission robots. The U.S. Army, Navy, and other command centers placed orders for nearly 500 more Centaur unmanned ground systems, including additional spares, antennas, and payload mounting kits. This latest...

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EPA Webinar: Pre-incident Planning for CBRN Waste Management

The EPA are holding a free webinar on Pre-incident Planning for CBRN Waste Management on July 13, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET. 

Past experience has shown that communities with comprehensive and well-coordinated waste management plans recover more quickly and at a lower cost from natural and man-made disasters, making...

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