• First Line Technology received new lab results confirming that Dahlgren Decon neutralizes 100% of carfentanil in under five minutes.

  • Pittsburgh police say 18 members of their SWAT team were exposed to a an unknown airborne chemical that caused them to become dizzy and numb during a drug raid. Thankfully it is now reported that all members of the team are OK.

  • Canine and explosives experts are reaching out to state and local law enforcement across the country, assisted by Battelle researchers, to better understand current capability gaps and to provide vital education, testing, and training to nearly 4,000 canine teams working in those agencies.

  • Raman and Infrared (IR) spectroscopy are mutually complementary techniques used for characterization and identification of materials. The study focused on the applicability of these two techniques to determine if they can be used interchangeably for hazardous material identification or if there are inherent advantages and disadvantages to either method. Results from instruments that use Raman spectroscopy with various excitation lasers were compared to an instrument using IR spectroscopy. These instruments were run against a common set of chemicals that included both precursors and active chemicals that are of interest in the production and detection of explosives and narcotics.

  • CBRNe World is holding an exciting FREE event March 7th 2018 at the UCA Puerto Madero Auditoriums in Buenos Aires and we are pleased to announce the following exhibitors and sponsors have already signed on to join us in Argentina. Silver Sponsor - Federal Resources, Bronze Sponsor - BioFire Defense, Exhibitor - Meridian Medical Technologies.
    Book your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cbrne-south-america-2018-tickets-36718467926?aff=es2

  • Twelve dock workers and a firefighter sustained minor to mild injuries after a a 6,000-gallon tank began leaking on a container ship in the Port of Long Beach. The incident was attended by the Long Beach Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Cobalt’s Resolve, a ground-breaking new handheld system that identifies hazardous materials - including explosives and CWAs - through sealed opaque containers, will be demonstrated at DSEI, London and MSPO, Kielce in September 2017. This will be Cobalt’s first time at both these major international defence and security events, and there will be hands-on Resolve demonstrations at both locations.

  • Filmed in the the unique setting of Central Hall, London during CBRNe Convergence Europe 2017 Dr Cullin delivers an interesting talk on radiation detection that you can watch here https://cloud.cbrnesales.com/index.php/s/luykKXUATzBRlPM

  • The multiple year long project, dubbed ‘CHANDLER’, is expected to prevent the development of nuclear weapons that could be dangerous for the U.S.The system will be used to track neutrinos which are created in large amounts during plant operation, the cast-off neutrinos that escape the reactor cannot be shielded or disguised, thus creating a foolproof tracking system for regulators. Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science said neutrinos can tell them how much plutonium is inside a nuclear reactor, as a certain level is considered dangerous and only used to make weapons.

  • Bruker announced on August 2nd the closing of a technology platform and product line acquisition to further expand its range of bacterial, viral and toxin detection solutions for homeland security bio-detection and for selected microbiology applications.

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