Category Archives: Manufacturers

PositiveID Corporation appoints new president


PositiveID Corporation, a biological detection system developer, announced on Monday that it appointed Lyle Probst as the new president of the company. Probst has 15 years of managerial experience with large biodetection products and programs. He joined PositiveID when the … Read More »

Smiths Detection receives $10.2 million radiation detector contract


Smiths Detection, a designer of threat detection systems, announced on Thursday that it received a $10.2 million order from the Department of Homeland Security for its next-generation, self-calibrating radiation detection system. RadSeeker is a hand-held device that distinguishes radiological and … Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions will participate in May investor conferences


Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on Thursday that a member of its senior management team will participate in three investor conferences in May. The conferences include the Mizuho Securities USA Second Annual Healthcare Corporate Access Day, which will take place on … Read More »

Flir Systems receives production decision for CBRNE response system

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Flir Systems, Inc., a sensor systems designer, announced on Tuesday that it received a full-rate production decision from the U.S. government for FLIR’s integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threat response system. The U.S. Department of Defense will receive … Read More »

First of three pandemic manufacturing sites could be ready by 2016


A new GAO report revealed that Novartis’ Holly Springs, N.C., vaccine manufacturing site, one of three backed by U.S. authorities to be used in the event of a pandemic, could be the first to go online. The GAO report says … Read More »

General Dynamics receives $23 million from DoD to develop CBRN modeling software

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General Dynamics Information Technology, a developer of aerospace, combat, information and marine technologies, announced on Thursday that it received a $23 million contract to develop modeling software for the U.S. Department of Defense. General Dynamics will develop software for Joint … Read More »

Elusys validates manufacturing process for anthrax antitoxin


Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody therapies for infectious diseases, announced on Tuesday that it completed validation of the commercial manufacturing process for ETI-204, an anthrax antitoxin. ETI-204 is now undergoing Phase III clinical trials in healthy volunteers … Read More »

Agentase to receive contract from DARPA for PPE coating

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced plans to award a sole source contract to Agentase LLC, a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, for a project to develop novel coatings that neutralize nerve agents. The agent-exposure surveillance and protection integrated … Read More »

NFPA approves Avon Protection’s self-contained breathing apparatus

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Avon Protection, a respiratory protection systems developer, announced the award on Monday of National Fire Protection Association 1981, 1982 and 2013 edition approvals for the company’s Deltair self-contained breathing apparatus. The Deltair SCBA was developed through extensive field research. Avon … Read More »

BARDA to descope PharmAthene SparVax contract


PharmAthene, Inc., announced on Monday that it received notice from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority advising the company of its decision to descope the current SparVax anthrax vaccine contract. BARDA will descope the contract through a partial termination … Read More »

Smiths Detection wins $63 million scanner order from TSA


Smiths Detection announced on Wednesday that it won a $62.9 million order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to supply automatic explosives scanners for carry-on baggage. Under the advanced technology 2 contract, Smiths Detection will provide the TSA with its … Read More »

Lincoln Advanced Technologies LLC receives biotechnology patent from Canada

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Lincoln Advanced Technologies, LLC, recently announced that it received a Canadian patent for new filtration material used in its protective respirator mask. “H1N1 flu vaccine development and distribution took over six months,” a Lincoln spokesperson said, according to Global Biodefense. … Read More »

Argon Electronics names Tim Knight business development manager


Argon Electronics announced on Wednesday that Tim Knight was appointed as business development manager to help develop products and promote CBRN/HazMat training for military and first responders. “We work closely with a number of agencies both at home and abroad, … Read More »

BioFire Defense receives $240 million DoD contract

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BioFire Defense, LLC, announced on March 18 that it received a Next Generation Diagnostic System Technology Development contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract is an 8-year, $240 million agreement for BioFire to work on the NGDS, which … Read More »

Soligenix to present on ThermoVax at vaccine conference


Soligenix, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced on Tuesday that its Chief Scientific Officer Robert Brey will present at the 2014 World Vaccine Congress in Washington. Brey will give a presentation entitled “Development of Thermostable Subunit Vaccines” at the event’s … Read More »