Category Archives: Manufacturers

Sandia begins work on ASIC chips for nuclear weapon systems

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Sandia National Laboratories said on Wednesday that production of silicon wafers for nuclear weapon modernization has begun at their Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex. Sandia said this is the largest production project that the facility has ever seen. … Read More »

Martin named Accelerate VP

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Accelerate Diagnostics has named Juan Martin executive vice president and head of Europe, Middle and Africa operations, the company announced Monday. “We are delighted to welcome Juan to the Accelerate team,” Accelerate Diagnostics President and CEO Lawrence Mehren said. “With the upcoming … Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions signs BARDA contract for NuThrax development

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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced the signing of a contract on Tuesday with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the advanced development of NuThrax. NuThrax, anthrax vaccine adsorbed with CPG 7909 adjuvant, also known as AV7909, is Emergent’ … Read More »

JIEDDO hires Lanmark to supply expertise, support services

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The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Oganization (JIEDDO) said on Friday that it has selected Lanmark Technology (LMT) to supply expertise and support services. LMT will provide technology assessment, integration and program-management services that will allow JIEDDO’s Rapid Capability Delivery … Read More »

Hotzone Solutions makes third IDEX appearance

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Hotzone Solutions shared its new chemical warfare agent stimulant kit with several high ranking officials and representatives from the defense industry at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month. The kit features a … Read More »

New Motorola radio offers first-responders an edge

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Motorola Solutions revealed a new portable radio enabled with Wi-Fi connectivity on Thursday at the International Wireless Communication Expo in Las Vegas. The APX 8000 features noise suppression of background, depending on the user’s environment, so that the clearest audio … Read More »

Sandia showcases latest in biological technology

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Sandia National Laboratories recently showcased several ready-to-license technological devices at a seminar for potential investors at its Livermore, California, facility. Among the devices were medical diagnostic tools and other devices that have applications in biological surveillance. They showcased BaDX, an … Read More »

Smiths Detection to supply mobile inspection systems to Paraguay

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Smiths Detection and its local partner Grupo Empresarial Preven-Tec S.A. announced on Tuesday that they were successful in gaining a contract to supply high-energy inspection systems to the Customs Office of Paraguay. HCVMe35 systems is the large scale unit to … Read More »

PositiveID files Firefly DX patent

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PositiveID Corp. filed an additional U.S. patent for its Firefly Dx pathogen detection device on Wednesday. The hand-held device utilizes polymerase chain reactions (PCR) in order to produce a diagnostic result for a multitude of pathogens and other agents. “We … Read More »

ECAC approves Smiths Detection portable explosives detector

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Smiths Detection said Tuesday that its IONSCAN 600 device was approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to be used to detect portable explosives. The portable device allows for an efficient screening process to prevent explosives from being brought … Read More »

Battelle announces counterfeit circuit detection system

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Battelle unveiled a system that identifies potential counterfeiting for integrated circuits used in defense, medical and other critical areas on Monday. The system, Barricade, authenticates electronic components in a nondestructive manner so that counterfeit components can be eliminated at lower … Read More »

Detection Technology announces board changes

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Detection Technology PLC, said on Monday that it has changed its board of directors following the annual meeting of shareholders that took place in February. The five-member board consists of Heikki Allonen, Petri Niemi, Henrik Roos, Ari Saarenmaa and Andreas … Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions signs agreements for production of MVA Ebola Zaire vaccine candidate

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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced agreements on Monday for a modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) Ebola Zaire vaccine candidate (MVA EBOZ) that it anticipates for use in a Phase 1 clinical study that will be conducted by Professor Adrian Hill of the … Read More »

Firefly Dx testing yields promising results

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Firefly Dx, the handheld device from PositiveID Corporation, successfully produced results within 20 minutes during its first round of the second phase of testing, the company announced on Thursday. The device studies polymerase chain reactions (PCR) in order to determine … Read More »

Raytheon upgrades missile software

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Raytheon announced on Wednesday that it would be providing software enhancements to Standard Missile-3 Block IBs in order to improve efficacy against complicated targets. The upgrades are being added to the program in the company’s facility in Tucson, Ariz. Though … Read More »