Category Archives: Manufacturers

Soligenix CEO to make presentation at ROTH Conference


Christopher Schaber, CEO and president of Soligenix, will make a presentation at the annual ROTH Conference on Tuesday in Dana Point, California, the company said on Thursday. The company has been focusing on vaccination candidates for use in biological defense … Read More »

PositiveID files Firefly Dx patent


The PositiveID Corporation filed a patent on Wednesday for their polymerase chain reaction (PCR) pathogen detection system, called Firefly Dx. The device is able to deliver diagnostic results in a handheld device within 20 minutes. “This patent filing demonstrates the … Read More »

908 Devices to expand to global market

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908 Devices announced Wednesday it has reached agreements with distributors in Europe and Australia to send products to 18 countries. The company develops chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threat-detection technology for local to federal levels of government. “The demonstrated … Read More »

FLIR CFO resigns, Harrison promoted to senior VP


Tony Trunzo, chief financial officer of FLIR Systems, Inc., is leaving the company on March 27. The company said Trunzo, who is also the company’s senior vice president of finance, will work closely with Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principle Accounting … Read More »

PyroGenesis announces chemical warfare elimination system


PyroGenesis announced on Monday that it has entered the second phase of a development project to develop a system that uses plasma to eliminate chemical agents, ones which could be used in war or other terrorist activities. In the first … Read More »

FDA and WHO grant Corgenix emergency Ebola rapid diagnostic test use

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Corginex Medical Corp., a company that develops and sells diagnostic test kits, recently received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its ReEBOV™ Antigen Rapid Test to detect the Ebola virus in West Africa. It is … Read More »

GE unveils battery-free threat detection device


The Global Research Division of General Electric (GE) has developed a battery-free radio-frequency identification technology that has the potential to detect chemicals and other hazardous material, the company announced this month. In partnership with the Technical Support Working Group, Quantum … Read More »

Nalas to conduct defense research with DTRA award


Nalas Engineering Services, Inc. announced on Monday that they will be conducting research in combating and neutralizing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) with an award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA.) Current means of counter measures do not destroy … Read More »

May appointed to board of directors at Leidos


Leidos announced on Monday that it has appointed Gary May to its board of directors. The company focuses on the scientific and technological aspects and solutions to issues of national security, engineering and health care. May is the dean of … Read More »

Bruker to fulfill order from Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation


The Bruker Detection Division recently won a contract to supply three reconnaissance vehicles to the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation. The vehicles will be utilized by firefighters and law enforcement officials at the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Unit in … Read More »

Sandia’s anthrax detector recognized with Federal Lab Consortium award

Sandia scientists Jason Harper, Melissa Finley and Thayne Edwards with a BaDx anthrax detector.

Sandia National Laboratories announced on Tuesday that its anthrax detection device netted them the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer award. The Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics (BaDx) device is no larger than an average credit or debit card … Read More »

Vaxin acquires Immune Targeting Systems in all-stock deal


Vaxin, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Immune Targeting Systems, Ltd (ITS). ITS develops T-cell vaccines in the United Kingdom and France, and Vaxin’s company headquarters is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company … Read More »

Avon Protection unveils new PPE technology

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Avon Protection and SecureBio, Ltd.  have developed a new line of personal protective equipment (PPE) that will be showcased at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Feb. 22 through 26. Avon specializes … Read More »

Soligenix: Ricin vaccine shows early promise


Soligenix presented preliminary trial data on Friday at the American Society of Microbiology on the potential success of its vaccine against ricin, RiVax. In preliminary studies involving nonhuman primates, it was demonstrated that subjects who received three doses of the … Read More »

Emergent: New BioThrax facility meets standards


An efficacy study on Emergent BioSolutions’ new BioThrax production facility has concluded that production was comparable to an already approved facility, the company said on Friday. The company intends to use the data from this study to streamline the process … Read More »