HHS Funds an Additional Year of Ebola Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of the international response to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to meet domestic biodefense goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will support

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GeoVax Announces 100% Protection Data from Marburg Virus Vaccine Study

GeoVax Labs, Inc.has announced positive results (100% protection) from preclinical challenge studies of its Marburg virus vaccine candidate; Marburg virus a critical medical threat against which there is currently no available vaccine or treatment. This study data adds to that showing similar

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SIGA Awarded DOD Contract for Development of TPOXX as PEP for Smallpox

SIGA Technologies announced today that they have been awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to support the work necessary to gain a potential label expansion for TPOXX that would include its use for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for Smallpox.

The

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OPCW report on Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant

The OPCW has been visiting and reporting on the progress at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), in pursuance with decision C-16/DEC.11 “Final Extended Deadline of 29 April 2012”. 

 

The latest report from the OPCW visit in April 2019 is

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Bavarian Nordic launch phase 3 trial of Smallpox vaccine

Bavarian Nordic announced on June 19 the initiation of a pivotal Phase 3 trial of the freeze-dried formulation of MVA-BN smallpox vaccine in 1,110 healthy, vaccinia-naïve subjects. 

Ology Bioservices Wins Two DOD Awards Totalling More Than $135 Million

Ology Bioservices, Inc., a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that the Department of Defense (DOD), through its Platforms for Rapid Integrated Solutions for Medical Countermeasures (PRISM) office, has awarded the company with two contracts

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AntoXa awarded contract for anti-nerve agent enzyme

AntoXa Corporation has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to continue work on production of plant-made butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), a protein that provides protection against toxic nerve agents such as sarin and soman.

The one-year contract, worth up to

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Avon Protection Awarded $254m U.S Army Contract

The U.S Department of Defense has awarded Avon Protection Systems a contract worth $245m for the production of the M53A1 respirator. 

The M53A1 was developed by Avon to counter military unique and domestic threats encountered on the modern battlefield, the global war on

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$24.5 million to develop vaccines and therapies for Nipah and Hendra viruses

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), along with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and

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Emergent BioSolutions Initiates Phase 3 Clinical Study

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. recently announced the initiation of a Phase 3 trial to evaluate the lot consistency, immunogenicity, and safety of AV7909 (anthrax vaccine adsorbed with CPG 7909 adjuvant) following a two-dose schedule administered intramuscularly in healthy

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CEPI awards US$ 34M contract to CureVac to advance The RNA Printer

It was announced today that the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and CureVac AG, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the field of mRNA-based vaccines, have announced a partnership agreement worth up to US$ 34 million for the ongoing development of The RNA Printer

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MyDefence introduces new anti-drone solution

For the past three years, MyDefence has been hard at work with development of a new type of anti-drone system that can effectively solve the problem of protecting large scale areas against the threat of drones. The system is named KNOX and is a customizable end-to-end

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Paul Boye supporting CBRN preparedness in Africa

Since September 2015 Paul Boyé Technologies has been managing the contract “Provision of specialized CBRN equipment for training first responders” in the scope of CoE project 50 to enhance CBRN preparedness and response capabilities of different countries of the African Atlantic Façade and

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US Army selects Med-Eng to protect EOD teams

Med-Eng, LLC, a company of The Safariland Group, has announced it has been awarded a four-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the United States Army with its 2nd generation Advanced Bomb Suit (ABS II) to protect the lives of front line soldiers conducting

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NIOSH Reopens Comment Period on Fentanyl PPE

NIOSH has reopened the comment period for its invitation to manufacturers to take part in an expansion of the PPE-Info database by adding products that protect against fentanyl exposure. Materials related to the expansion and the NIOSH notice

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FLIR receives $27.9 million order from DOD

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced it has received a delivery order for 24 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems.

The CBRN DR-SKO system is a set of mission-specific kits that characterize and

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Escape Respirator Challenge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the launch of a $250K Challenge to develop concepts for an escape respirator.

The Escape Respirator Challenge seeks new concepts for an escape respirator solution. This challenge

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USAF fields new Joint Service Aircrew Mask

The US Air Force has started to field its Joint Service Aircrew Mask (JSAM) for helicopter aircraft as part of a larger effort to shield its personnel against contamination from weapons of mass destruction.

The JSAM provides better protection against CBRN contamination and is

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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...

AirBoss to deliver protective equipment for ADF’s Land 2110 Phase 1B

Leidos Australia has awarded a contract to AirBoss Defense for the delivery of protective equipment to the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Land 2110 Phase 1B programme.

The Land 2110 Phase 1B CBRN defence capability facilities project will provide force protection to its deployed personnel,...

Inovio’s Ebola Vaccine Provides 100% Protection

Following a recent pre-clinical study, Inovio have announced that their Ebola Vaccine, INO-4212 provided 100% protection following a challenge with a lethal dose of the Ebola virus.

An article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases highlights that regimens of Inovio’s INO-4212 vaccine

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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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New generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces

ECOTEST, an experienced developer and manufacturer of over 30 high-quality radiation measurement instruments and systems, is pleased to bring you the MKS-UM, a new generation survey meter designed for use by Military Forces.

MKS-UM is a full-range radiation survey device in field...

Luxfer Initiates European Launch of the ECLIPSE

Luxfer will be holding the European launch of their highly acclaimed ECLIPSE cylinder at the Congres NATIONAL DES SAPEURS-POMPIERS 2018, taking place in Bourg-en-Bresse 26 - 29 September 2018.

The Eclipse is considered the the world’s lightest SCBA cylinder for Firefighter life support....

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

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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A little ingenuity goes a long way

At Yokota Air Base in Japan airmen have used a 3D printer and some ingenuity to modify a standard-issue respirator into an aircraft oxygen system, potentially saving millions of dollars and improving aircrew safety.

Yokota’s 374th Maintenance Squadron and 374th Operations Support Squadron...

Gore announce NFPA 1994. Class 3R Certified Suit

Announced on May 29th, W. L. Gore & Associates’ Protective Fabrics Division has expanded its line of certified products for emergency responders with the addition of the Ruggedized Class 3 suit made of GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively permeable fabric.

The suit, manufactured and distributed by...

OPEC CBRNe to supply global defence market from Scottish Headquarters

The opening of its first office in Larbert, Scotland on 2 May 2018 signalled the start of even bigger things within the global defence market for specialty CBRN apparel brand, OPEC CBRNe.

With more than 100 key influencers and suppliers, trade representatives and key international decision...

LION launches RedZone™ Contaminant Control Package

LION, the largest family-owned manufacturer of first responder personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States, recently launched their new RedZone™ Contaminant Control Package to help firefighters reduce their exposure to fire-related carcinogens. Developed in partnership with the

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Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at SOFEX

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.

The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s...

United States Air Force Selects Med-Eng EOD 10 Bomb Suit to Protect its EOD Teams

Med-Eng®, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announced it has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with the Med-Eng EOD® 10 bomb suit to protect personnel conducting Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

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AvonAir™ receives NIOSH CBRN Approval

Avon Protection has received NIOSH CBRN approval on its AvonAir™ modular powered air range consisting of the EZAir, MP-PAPR and CS-PAPR. The single filter Avon EZAir is the smallest and lightest CBRN powered respirator available with cost of ownership per use at nearly half that of PAPRs. The

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UK MoD General Service Respirator Agreement

Avon Rubber p.l.c recently confirmed, further to the November 2017 announcement that it was the preferred bidder for the MoD General Service Respirator Agreement, that Avon Protection has been awarded a five year contract for the resupply and in-service support of its General Service Respirator

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