Category Archives: Manufacturers

PositiveID to test new biothreat-detection system

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PositiveID said on Tuesday that it planned to test its latest toxin-detection system, adding to its other M-BAND systems. The M-BAND, which stands for Microfluidic Bio-agent Autonomous Networked Detector, is capable of detecting six organisms and three toxins listed on … Read More »

Smiths Detection launches new airport security software

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Security company Smiths Detection unveiled new software Sunday to help with inspections at airport security checkpoints. The software, called Checkpoint.Evo, will connect individual sensors to a “fully networked checkpoint system,” the company said. The sensors provide real-time data collection and … Read More »

MAM unveils lightweight CBRN-proof protective suit

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Morgan Advanced Materials’ (MAM) Composites and Defense Systems unit unveiled a new protective suit last week that shields the user from exposure to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents and is also lightweight. The suit, ERGOTEC 4025, is specifically … Read More »

Affinity Life Sciences to continue assay work with SRC Acumen

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Affinity Life Sciences, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 that it would continue to produce bio-chemical assays that detect harmful biological and chemical agents with its partner company, SRC Acumen, LLC. The assays are able to determine the existence of pathogens … Read More »

DNAe’s nanoMR, Inc. acquisition enhances point-of-need technology

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DNA Electronic, Ltd. (DNAe) announced Monday that it has acquired nanoMR, Inc. DNAe is a medical device developer based in London that specializes in the development of testing tools used to detect infections in blood. It also patented DNA sequencing … Read More »

Pressnell re-elected as chairwoman of Security Manufacturers Coalition

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Elizabeth Pressnell, vice president of governmental relations at Smiths Detection, was recently re-elected as the chairwoman of the Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC). Smiths Detection says Pressnell’s re-election signifies and solidifies the company’s commitment to the SMC mission of addressing the … Read More »

U.K. security firms to exhibit wares at Intersec expo

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Approximately 130 British security and safety companies will be at the Intersec expo Jan. 18-20 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The United Kingdom’s Trade and Investment Defense and Security Organization (UKTI DSO) staff will work with the British Security … Read More »

MRIGlobal launches online detection-equipment guide

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MRIGlobal said Tuesday that it has launched a database of current detection equipment for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE), called the CBRNE Tech Index, Digital Journal said. The index will allow manufacturers to post their products with … Read More »

PositiveID readies next prototype for handheld pathogen detector

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A biological detection developer said Tuesday that it had completed the second-phase prototype design for a handheld pathogen-detection system. PositiveID Corp. said it was the first major milestone in the development of its Firefly Dx product, which is a “real-time, … Read More »

BIO asks FDA for published guidance on biosimilar approval

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) urged the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday to release its guidance on approving biosimilars and other issues. In the statement, BIO wanted the FDA to “outline its approach to naming and labeling, and clarify … Read More »

Brookhaven Lab seeks manager for laboratory protection manager

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The Brookhaven National Lab, based in New York, said recently it is seeking to hire a manager of the Laboratory Protection Division. This full-time position reports to the associate laboratory director for facilities and operations. Responsibilities of the position include … Read More »

FLIR to fill $27.1 million military order for protective gear

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FLIR Systems, Inc., has received a $27.1 million full-rate production order under a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that will facilitate the production of the company’s line of protective equipment, the firm said Monday. With this contract, the … Read More »

Biological detection company moving forward with airborne pathogen product

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Biological detection and diagnostics solutions developer PositiveID (PSID) released on Tuesday its 2014 year-end update on opportunities in the market for its medical diagnostics and homeland security technologies. PSID is a growing company that has $30 million worth of contract funding … Read More »

Kansas City firm to send mobile Ebola-testing labs to Africa

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MRIGlobal said Tuesday that it is sending two clinical diagnostic laboratories to Ebola treatment centers in Sierra Leone. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company, which has designed and developed mobile labs for over a decade, has a contract with the Defense … Read More »

Enanta to end non-biodefense antibiotics program

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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 »