• 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 the potentially deadly health effects of chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear threats, emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistant infections.

  • AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) announced today that AirBoss Defense, the defense products line of its Engineered Products segment, has been awarded the Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear General Service Respirator (J CBRN GSR) contract for the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND). AirBoss Defense will deliver critical capability in the area of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (CBRN) to the DND by supplying up to 77,800 of its recently-commercialized Low Burden Mask (LBM) and up to 155,600 of its newly developed canister. The contract is expected to be worth up to an aggregate amount of C$29.8 Million plus any potential revenue from an 8-year in-service support contract.  Deliveries under the contract are expected to commence in 2019 and continue through 2020.

  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of Texas A&M University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS).  S&T will provide CBTS with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year of a 10-year grant period.

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