Pencil’s down…

ECBC produced in 2007 one of the more comprehensive survey’s of bio-detectors in the market, despite being three years old it is still a tool of reference (even though much of the information, especially contact details, is out of date) and they are now going to update it. There is some

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FINDERs Keepers…

ICx announced that they had launched the next generation of their IdentiFinder radiation detector – cunningly named identiFinder 2! The system keeps its easy three button interface and adds radionuclide identification, transflective display , Bluetooth, reachback and GPS as well as a web

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You CAD!

General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products (GDATP) announced that they have launched their I-SCAD, stand off chemical detector. Based on the US Military’s JSLSCAD the I-SCAD will provide customers with on-the-move passive IR detection capability in 360 degrees. Covering a wide spectrum

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A virtually close shave.

Idaho Technology released their Razor Simulant training kit, for their popular PCR field based detector. The 'Sim 10 Kit’ is designed to look like the 10 Target Screen Kit, that is used with the Razor, but instead has assays for yeast and BG, allowing trainees to practise their sample

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Smiths news

Smiths announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts for the expansion of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) chemical detection programme - PROTECT. This programme has been running for five years in DC, New York and Boston, and this expansion will see an upgrade

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Tac-Bio seeing light?

Perennial nearly-there bio detector, Tac-Bio, looks like it might see the light of day after General Dynamics agreed with ECBC to commercialise it. General Dynamics ATP will sign a cooperative research and development agreement bringing Tac-Bio into a product range that includes Juno and

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Less than expected, more than necessary

CBRN heroine Amber Cummings received a one year sentence for the fatal shooting of her abusive, but most importantly potential radiological terrorist, husband. As reported in February 2009 after one beating too many Amber shot and killed her husband James and investigators found that the white

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th the Raven – sarin!

Smiths Detection, meanwhile, has its eyes set on loftier heights as they work on UAV chemical detection. Working with ECBC and AeroVironment, manufacturer of the Raven UAV, they will contend with other companies in this field (such as Environics) to allow airborne early warning of chemical

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