HHS Explores Lung-on-a-Chip Technology in Developing Chemical Injury Treatments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will support tests of organ-on-a-chip technology to determine how it can be used to understand injuries caused by inhaled chlorine gas, a potential national security threat, and to develop treatments for those injuries.

The

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NIOSH Releases First Responder Illicit Drug Toolkit

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new virtual toolkit to help first responders reduce their exposure to fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The toolkit provides resources to help keep first responders safe when arriving on a scene where illicit

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Research developing sensors for ‘worm robots’ to be used after disasters

Researchers from The University of Manchester are developing chemical sensors that can be mounted on to ‘worm robots’, as part of a project involving partners in four European countries to improve detection of people trapped under debris after a disaster.

In the face of natural or

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MCDC Award $20 Million Contract for Development of Auto-Injector

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.  announced on September 25th that it has been awarded approximately $20 million to develop and manufacture an auto-injector containing diazepam (5 mg/mL) to treat nerve agent-induced seizures. Emergent’s device is being designed for intramuscular

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LLNL Nerve Agent Antidote Shows Great Potential

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been working with live agent, supercomputers, and accelerated mass spectrometry, to develop a new nerve agent antidote, namely LLNL-02. 

Their work has been showing great promise, and with somw refinement of

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Children Attacked with "Irritant Gas"

Ten children and their teacher were attacked at a train station in Germany by a perpetrator using what has been referred to as an "irritant gas".

A 39 year old man apparently approached the group and sprayed them with a yet unnamed substance. The children were initially treated at the

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Dropping CFATS Program Could be Dangerous

David Wulf, who oversees chemical security for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has warned congress that dropping The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program could leave chemical plants vulnerable to attacks. 

CFATS, which is due to come

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Chemical Suicide Injures 9 Others

An apparent chemical suicide at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, at the weekend, turned in to a full Hazmat situation when other guests in the hotel began to show symptoms of exposure. 

Don’t Blow It! Phase 2 Launch Event.

DASA is inviting expressions of interest for a launch event on 1 October 2019 for our 'Don’t Blow It! Safely eliminating chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield' competition.

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SRI Win DARPA Chemical Sensors Contract

 SRI International has been awarded a multi-year $11.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop advanced chemical sensors that can support detection of chemical

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Pesticide incident douses 63

An incident involving pesticide in Tulare County, California, has resulted in 63 people being treated or hospitalized. 

The pesticide Hexythiazox was being applied to an orchard using a truck with a spray rig attached when winds suddenly blew the spray towards dozens of field

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Royal decree bans use of chemical weapons

On May 8th His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman passed five royal decrees, one of which involved banning the use of chemical weapons. 

According to reports in the Times of Oman, Royal Decree No.39/2019, which implements the agreement of prohibiting chemical weapons

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Explosion at Chemical Plant Kills 78

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China on Thursday, March 21st, has, according to state media, killed 47 people and injured more than 600, 90 of which are reportedly in critical condition.

The blast occurred at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in

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KSU professors design toxic gas sensor for firefighters

Two Kent State professors are on their way to advancing safety for first-responders, military personnel, and chemical manufacturing workers. 

Dr. Torsten Hegmann, associate director of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, and Dr. Elda Hegmann, assistant professor of

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Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Reaches Milestone

The team led by Bechtel at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) marked a significant milestone on February 5th, the safe elimination of 100,000 munitions from the chemical weapons stockpile located at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot

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Cyanide Letters Sent in Name of Aum Shinrikyo

On Friday January 25th a total of nine companies in Japan received blackmail letters containing a white powder substance which was later confirmed to be Cyanide. 

The letters were sent to various companies including pharmaceutical manufacturers and a newspaper publisher. The

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Deadly stampede caused by pepper spray?

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy.

Witnesses have reported that a teenage boy sprayed an irritating substance leading to the mad rush by the crowd to flee the area. Police have confirmed that a

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New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the 'sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses.

The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery...

DuPont Nomex® Comfort

DuPont Safety & Construction today announced the launch of Nomex® Comfort, an innovative lightweight fabric combining the legendary flame resistant (FR) protection of Nomex® with enhanced comfort and breathability.

DuPont™ Nomex® is synonymous in the industry with the term protection and...

UK to procure nuclear and radiological detection vehicles

Counter terrorism officers in the UK are to be equipped with a fleet of 10 nuclear and radiological detection vehicles in a bid to trace weapons-grade materials in the UK.

The Home Office lodged a procurement notice last month stating that ministers are inviting bids for between five and 10...

Groundbreaking Research Shows Potential to Detect Opioid Exposure

By looking at biomarkers in blood, scientists may be able to diagnose low-level opioid exposure as long as two weeks after the event, according to groundbreaking research at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (RDECOM

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ASPR expands corporate partnership

A strategic partnership will expand between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The expansion will focus on the development of innovative products to combat

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New 1064nm handheld Raman analyzer

Rigaku ResQ CQL offers first responders, border protection, and law enforcement with an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved tactical form factor, thus improving functionality particularly in high stress environments. By combining the 1064nm Raman advantage with

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DARPA announce the Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) program

DARPA announced in October the launch of the Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) program, which aims to develop new, AI-based systematic approaches that increase the pace of discovery and optimization of high-performance molecules. A Proposers Day webinar describing the goals of the program

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FLIR receives $28.7m award for MPCAD from US Army

FLIR Systems has received an award from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEOCBRND) in support of the Multi-Phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) program.

The Other Transaction Authority...

FLIR receives $28.7m award for NGCD from US Army

On October 1st FLIR Systems announced they have received an award for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) from the from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in support of the

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Chemring and Smiths Detection win Army contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents.

According to FedBizOpps, Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and...

Chemring NGCD Win

Chemring's US based subsidiary, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD1).

Tox Tutor adds new content

The National Library of Medicine ToxTutor, a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases, has recently added new content and topics to it's every growing catalogue.

Alluviam Releases HazMasterG3

Alluviam has recently announced the release of the HazMasterG3, adding adaptive, mission specific CBRNE UI, and other advanced tools.

Changing mission requirements, from responding to improvised warfare agent contamination in Syria, site exploitation of clandestine labs, or responding to...

Bertin downselected for PI ABC

Bertin Technologies has been selected, in a consortium with Thales CS, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the upstream research market “Platform for the Integration of Innovative Technologies in the Domain of Biological and Chemical Analysis “(PI ABC),

Cheming downselected for NGCD

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has been notified that it has been down selected as one of the suppliers on the first stream of the Next Generation Chemical Detector

ResQ Me!

Rigaku Analytical Devices unveils new handheld Raman analyser to redefine handheld 1064nm Raman for chemical threat identification

Get away from her, you bitch!

Sarcos Robotics announced a $30M Series B funding raise to help advance the deployment of its Guardian S mobile IoT inspection and surveillance robot, as well as prepare for the launch of the commercial versions of its autonomously powered, full-body industrial exoskeleton Guardian XO product

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Expressions of Interest for the supply of a Below Neck CBR Protection

PATSY (aircrew CBRN protection) – the supply of a below neck CBR protective clothing system for aircrew.

The Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection Delivery Team (CBRN DT) is seeking Expressions of Interest from parties wishing to be considered for the supply of a Below Neck...

NIOSH CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released an updated version of their CBRN Respiratory Protection Handbook. This guide covers everything you need to know including the available types of respiratory protection equipment for CBRN, respirator selection,

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FLIR receives $4m delivery order, supporting joint US forces in Korea

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today it has received a delivery order for FLIR IBAC ™ 2 biological agent detector systems to support the United States (U.S.) Forces Korea (USFK). The delivery order is under a 10-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Joint

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European Commission launches new radiological response technology programme.

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