• FLIR has announced it has received a significant delivery order for FLIR identiFINDER® R300 spectroscopic personal radiation detectors (SPRDs).

  • Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) is pioneering a series of educational workshops to inform first responders on how to use technology to protect themselves against fentanyl exposure.

  • Bruker Corporation announced the merger of its subsidiaries in Sweden as of November 1st.  Bruker AXS Nordic AB, Bruker BioSpin Scandinavia AB, and Bruker Optics AB have merged with Bruker Daltonics Scandinavia AB, and the surviving company has been renamed to Bruker Nordic AB.

  • First Line Technology and Federal Resources announced a strategic partnership to provide a greater selection of best-in-class decontamination and personal cooling technologies to government and commercial customers.

  • Passport Systems, Inc. announced that they will be demonstrating version 2.0 of their SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System software at the CBRNE Convergence Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • French Company Ouvry, specialist in CBRN and personal protective systems, has announced it’s acquisition of the SIM KIT® patent from Dutch Hotzone Solutions Group.
    The chemical simulant kit, comprising of 3 unique realistic chemical warfare agents (CWA) simulants, is intended to be used in CBRN training and courses.
    SIM KIT® was launched and patented in 2012 by practitioners, former instructors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and is used in over 20 countries. Ouvry already had an exclusive distribution agreement for the French market. Hotzone Solutions Group now wants to focus on its core activity: instruction, consulting services and supply of integrated systems (mobile laboratories, CBRN risk assessment and categorization kits).
    “This patent transfer is a further step in Ouvry strategic positioning as key player in CBRN protection and decontamination, as well as a didactic tool for our new professional training services”, says Ludovic Ouvry, Chairman.
    “After 5 years of cooperation, this step strengthens the synergy between our two companies, particularly on the theme of protection and training”, says Olivier Mattmann, CEO of Hotzone Solutions Group.

    SIM KIT® will now be produced in Ouvry facilities in Lyon, France. The French Army first begun to use it in 2013 and forecasts suggest a steady growth of 20% per year.

  • Analogic Corporation (ALOG), enabling the world’s medical imaging and aviation security technology, today announced that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded it a base contract valued at approximately $4 million for a 12-month development phase and 24 months of prototype warranty, with options for additional ConneCT™ prototypes and warranty for a period of 24 months at the TSA’s discretion.

    Under this contract, Analogic will develop advanced threat detection algorithms that will be used in Analogic’s ConneCT aviation checkpoint CT system.

    “We have a long history supporting U.S. aviation security, and this contract will be instrumental in bringing the benefits of Analogic CT technology and the ConneCT solution to airports in the United States,” said Fred Parks, president and CEO. “We are honored to receive this contract, which represents the next step toward CT technology taking a predominant place at airport checkpoints to improve security, airport efficiency and passenger satisfaction.”

  • Isovac Produccts, LLC,  have released the latest product in their portable patient isolation unit (PIU) range. The Operational Rescue Containment Apparatus (ORCA) is a PIU that has been designed to prevent chemical and particulate (biological and radiological) cross-contamination between an enclosed contaminated patient and the external environment during evacuation and transport activities.
    Use of the ORCA-2016CN allows safe transport of contaminated patients who have been medically stabilized, while protecting marine craft and cutter crews, aircrews, passengers, auxiliary care providers, and transport assets.

    Visit Isovac at Convergence, Booth 109, to find out more about the ORCA and Isovac’s other great products.

  • We are pleased to welcome Federal Resources and Dr. Christina Baxter to this year’s Convergence to talk about the rapidly growing issue of synthetic opioids.
    Since 2013, greater than 30,000 people per year have died of opioid overdose in the United States. This problem has become an epidemic with drug overdoses finally exceeding all other causes of death for persons under fifty years of age in the United States. The main culprits behind this epidemic are fentanyl and it’s analogues.
    Christina Baxter, Ph.D., will be speaking on the emerging threat and ways to protect responders from these threats utilizing new technology.
    Be sure to visit the Federal Resources booth for up close and personal demonstrations of this latest technology.

  • The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems.

    The hybrid contract also covers R&D work on high-yield explosive defense platforms, equipment, material, supplies and other capabilities in support of the Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production and Procurement program, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

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