• RAE Systems, now a Honeywell company, to stop stocking the Environic based ChemRAE

  • Bertin Technologies announced that their chemical stand off detector, Second Sight, had been chosen for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil

  • BioFire Defense, LLC announced that it had been awarded the Next Generation Diagnostic System (NGDS) Technology Development contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD) after 12 months of competitive prototyping

  • HDT Global’s Expeditionary Systems Group (ESG) has developed a low cost, low pressure drop, pleated carbon filter that can effectively filter nerve agents. Reports from the Middle East reveal that at least two known nerve chemical warfare agents, Sarin and Chlorine, have been used against civilian populations. These events further support the need to provide chemical protection for buildings and critical infrastructures. While some previous building designs may not have required chemical protection due to cost considerations, this issue has been addressed with a new cost-effective solution from an industry-leading provider of military CBRN solutions.

  • The first brochure for CBRNe Convergence is now available for download. Information on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, workshops and much, much more.

  • New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties will share $178.92 million in funding for equipment, training, and some staffing costs, up from $174 million in 2013

  • Tim Knight to join Argon Electronics as Business Development Manager

  • Radiation Shield, manufacturer of Demron, have announced that they have a new line of underwear to protect female responders private parts.

  • The good people at Global Biodefense (here) picked up the story that vinegar, or more correctly acetic acid, is an effective decontaminant for TB and other mycobacteria.

  • 908 Devices have launched their M908 (did you see what they did there!), which they describe as the world’s first and only handheld tool utilizing high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMS) for trace-level chemical detection and identification

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