• BioFire Defense announced today that it has received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its commercial FilmArray Ebola test (BioThreat-E test) as well as a second Ebola test to be used by laboratories designated by the Department of Defense.

  • Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM, is strengthening its range of instrumentation equipment and systems by acquiring the Saphymo Group. This take-over would take effect in early January 2015.

  • Mitch Wells, Director of R&D, Mass Spectrometry at Flir Systems, Inc has been added to the panel of expert speakers at the Convergence pre-Conference ‘Novel Explosives Threat ‘workshop , hosted at the Suffolk County Fire Academy on the 28th of October. Mitch will discuss the issue of IMS vs MS for Explosive Trace Detection (ETD).

  • CBRN Academy/Swedish Rescue Training Centre AB and Lutra Associates Limited form partnership offering improved strategy, doctrine and equipment advice and realistic training for CBRNe, Hazmat, Civil and Disaster Relief

  • GIFT CBRN, Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for CBRN incidents, starts in Den Haag. A series of training modules, technology and research projects being developed for law enforcement, CSI and forensics professionals

  • EOD operatives from the 20th CBRNE Command dealt with more than 2,000 calls in 12 months

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