Category Archives: Manufacturers

Enanta to end non-biodefense antibiotics program


Enanta Pharmaceuticals said Thursday that it will discontinue development of its antibiotic program for non-biodefense indicators. The company said it would like to pursue other endeavors in treating and diagnosing the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and other infectious agents that … Read More »

Donini apponted CSO of Soligenix


Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc. has appointed Oreola Donini as its new senior vice president and chief scientific officer, the company announced Wednesday. The company specializes in producing products for medical needs that are currently unmet in the areas of oncology, … Read More »

PositiveID receives $4 million in financing


Biological diagnostics developer PositiveID Corporation has entered into a $4 million agreement with an investor to develop its Firefly Dx technology, pay off debts and to increase working capital, the company announced Wednesday. The Firefly Dx technology utilizes polymerase chain … Read More »

Texas A&M receives grant to help veterans

Texas A&M

The National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing (NCTM) will help train military veterans thanks to a new grant announced on Tuesday. NCTM, a workforce development center within Texas A&M‘s Engineering Experiment Station, received a Wagner-Peyser grant from the Office of the … Read More »

Smiths Detection liquid explosives detector receives certification


Smiths Detection announced on Thursday that its HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR system has obtained Standard 3 Type C certification from the European Civil Aviation Conference, which means the machine can detect liquid explosives. The system uses a dual X-ray to detect … Read More »

Chimerix names two new executives


Chimerix, Inc., named Peter Payne senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy, and Roberto Guzman vice president of corporate compliance on Monday. The biopharmaceutical company, which develops oral antivirals, is currently working on treatments for the human papilloma … Read More »

Leidos names Michael E. Leiter executive vice president


Leidos Holdings, Inc., a technology and sciences company, recently named Michael E. Leiter executive vice president of business development and strategy on Monday. Leiter will play a large role in dealing with government affairs and facilitate mergers and acquisitions. “We’re … Read More »

Leidos receives GovConnects Government Contractor of the Year award


Leidos, a company specializing in national security, health and engineering solutions, recently received the GovConnects Government Contractor of the Year award from the Harris County Chamber of Commerce. The honor was given for the company’s leadership in connecting small and … Read More »

Riot control respiratory system receives DEKRA certifications

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Avon Protection recently received DEKRA Gmbh certifications for the HM50 CBRN respirator and the HMK150 Helmet Mask Kombination System. Introduced by European-based Avon Protection and Schuberth, the two products are used for respiratory protection during riot control. They allow for … Read More »

Astrotech subsidiary receives contract for chemical detection program

1st detect

1st Detect, a subsidiary of space technology company Astrotech, announced on Thursday that its chemical detection technology has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army‘s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program. The company’s new instrument delivers lab performance mass … Read More »

iRobot wins Canadian contract for 20 CBRN response systems


iRobot Corp. announced on Monday that it was awarded multi-year, $9.6 billion contracts from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for 20 iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN Recce Systems. The contracts include training and future lifecycle support. iRobot expects to … Read More »

Delaware court orders SIGA to pay damages to PharmAthene


PharmAthene, Inc., a medical countermeasure developer, announced on Sunday that the Delaware Court of Chancery ordered SIGA Technologies, Inc., to pay lump sum expectation damages for lost profits of SIGA’s smallpox antiviral. The court issued a memorandum opinion that awarded … Read More »

Luxfer acquires two detection and decontamination companies


Luxfer Holdings PLC, a global materials technology company, announced on Wednesday that it completed the acquisition of two companies that produce chemical and biological agent detection and decontamination kits. Luxfer acquired Truetech, Inc., and Innotech Products, Ltd., two related private … Read More »

Alion receives $11.4 million DTRA contract for CBRN modeling tools


Alion Science and Technology, an operational solutions company, announced on Tuesday that it won an $11.4 million Defense Threat Reduction Agency contract to develop an integrated set of CBRNE simulation and modeling tools. Alion will make enhancements to the Force-on-Force … Read More »

Smiths Detection obtains contract for airport X-ray scanner


Smiths Detection, an advanced security solutions developer, announced on Monday that it won a contract with Bremen Airport in Germany for an advanced high-speed X-ray inspection system that checks baggage for explosives. The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT combines X-ray technology with … Read More »