• 23 schoolchildren died last week after ingesting their free school lunch which was ingested with the insecticide monocrotophos. The female headmistress has now been arrested to help police in their investigation.

  • Earlier this month there was a significant attack against one of India’s holiest Buddhist sites, the shrine at Bodh Gaya

  • ISADE (International Symposium on the Analysis and Detection of Explosives) has received an abstract from Falcon Communications based on the explosive detector standards work and PhD that they sponsor. The symposium is held every three years and in 2013 it is organised by three Dutch organisations engaged with research and development on explosives: the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV)

  • Bits and pieces that caught my eye

  • The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is currently researching alternative technologies to better test suspicious powders to determine if they are a chemical or biological agent. A key technology they are studying, adenosine triphosphate (ATO)-based technology, allows for high specificity, fewer false positives and significant long-term cost savings to first responders and the Warfighter.

  • Some nice bits in the regular email blast from the National Library of Medicine…

  • Handelszeitung reported that Swiss chocolatiers are infuriated by US inspections for ‘bioterrorism’ or ‘radioactive’ threats.

  • Emergent Biosolutions receives Paul Ehrlich Intitut (PEI) approval to market their anthrax vaccine in Germany.

  • The German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) have procured ACD’s newest decon cabin, the DC160

  • IRobot announced that they had been awarded an estimated $30 contract for Packbot FasTac over the next four years, there is also an additional $3 million spares contract

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