CBRNE | Detection
SAN DIEGO Oct. 13, 2016 Patriot One is pleased to welcome Tom Ridge, First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania as keynote speaker at an invitation-only hosted event to formally introduce its NForce CMR1000 product during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego.
The special product launch event will be hosted by Patriot One from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Marriott Marquis - San Diego Marina, located at 333 W Harbor Dr.
Ridge’s speech, which takes place around 6:00 p.m. in the hotel’s San Diego Ballroom B, will focus on the importance of private and public sectors working together to prevent random acts of violence on our citizens.
Afterward, Patriot One CEO Martin Cronin along with the company’s scientific and management team will announce the launch of a new, revolutionary covert weapons detection technology.
“Today’s senseless acts of gun and weapon violence on our global citizens is top of mind, and we all want solutions to protect our family, friends and communities,” Cronin said. “There have been more than 185 shootings at our schools alone since Sandy Hook in 2012. This must stop, and we’re excited to announce a new product that can make us all safer and prevent attacks like these.”
Patriot One will provide details about the advanced development stage of its NForce covert concealed weapons system with over five years of academic research and successful testing complete. The patented Cognitive Microwave Radar (CMR) technology is designed to deter, detect and defend against unlawful use of weapons in private buildings, sports venues, schools, transportation hubs, entertainment facilities, clubs and other public and private venues and facilities.
Early stage trial devices are currently advancing to prototypes slated for pilot use in a number of Canadian and US facilities by year end. Sales orders are anticipated to commence in mid-2017. Patriot One has further entered into agreements with certain law enforcement partners in order to collect weapons signature data for use in the Company’s rapidly growing proprietary NForce weapons detection library.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the launch event. Patriot One is a proud sponsor of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference taking place at the San Diego Convention Center Oct. 15 – 18.
The event is by invitation only. To find out more and to RSVP, visit http://www.patriot1tech.com/registration or call 800.753.0031.
About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a professional association for law enforcement worldwide. For more than 120 years, the IACP has been launching internationally acclaimed programs, speaking on behalf of law enforcement, conducting groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to members across the globe. Today, the IACP continues to be recognized as a leader in these areas. By maximizing the collective efforts of the membership, IACP actively supports law enforcement through advocacy, outreach, education, and programs. For more information, visit http://www.iacp.org.
About Patriot One
Patriot One has developed a first-of-its-kind Cognitive Microwave Radar concealed weapons detection system as an effective tool to combat active shooter threats before they occur. Designed for cost-effective deployment in weapon-restricted buildings and facilities, NForce CMR1000 can be installed in hallways and doorways to covertly identify weapons and to alert security of an active threat entering the premises. Owner/operators of private and certain public facilities can now prominently post anti-weapons policies with compliance assured. The Company’s motto Deter, Detect and Defend is based on the belief that widespread use of its technology will act as an effective deterrent, thereby diminishing the epidemic phenomena of active shooters across the nation. For more information, visit: http://www.patriot1tech.com and watch the video.
WILSONVILLE, OR Oct. 13, 2016 FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the identiFINDER® R100 personal radiation detector, the latest addition to its industry-leading identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation security solutions. The belt-worn R100 integrates networking capabilities to safeguard first responders, law enforcement, and military and security personnel by delivering immediate radiation threat alarms and providing automatically-generated radiation dose rate reports to offer increased situational awareness to central command personnel.
The identiFINDER R100 is the industry’s first IP67-certified and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) drop-test compliant personal radiation detector. The device meets the 1.5M drop criteria required by ANSI N42.32, one of the key performance standards for alarming PRDs in Homeland Security. The IP67 rating assures the R100 is protected against dust and immersion in water up to 1M depth. The unit features integrated Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology which facilitates recording and sending real-time dose rates and geotag information via a companion mobile app.
The R100 joins the industry-leading identiFINDER product family in offering a complete range of radiation security solutions, from threat detection to threat identification. All identiFINDER models, including the identiFINDER R100, share the same field-proven, intuitive user interface, which enables coordinated emergency response between law enforcement, firefighters, and HAZMAT teams using any identiFINDER product.
“As the only ANSI drop-test -compliant and IP67-certified personal radiation detector, the R100 is the industry’s most rugged personal radiation detector for first responders,” said Dennis Barket, Jr., Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Detection. “When deployed across teams, the R100 provides a primary detection net that protects the frontline against radiological threats, while the integrated networking features eliminate communication blind spots for central command.”
FLIR will showcase the identiFINDER R100 for the first time at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Show on October 16 – 18 in San Diego, CA, booth #5251. The identiFINDER R100 will begin shipping globally in January 2017 with pricing starting at $1,195. To learn more about the identiFINDER R100, visit: http://www.flir.com/r100.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.
WATFORD, England September 14, 2016 Smiths Detection’s newly launched TRACE-PRO™, a non-radioactive, hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the additional capability to detect and identify TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide). This was the explosive substance used in the terrorist attack in Brussels in March 2016. This much-needed capability will enable users of TRACE-PRO to identify traces of TATP easily and aid covert operations or security operators to screen people, objects and materials in any location.
Shan Hood, Vice President, Products & Technology, Smiths Detection said, “We are very proud to announce the addition of TATP detection capability to TRACE-PRO™. This has been a priority for our customers. Due to its chemical makeup, TATP can be difficult to detect and TRACE-PRO™ now provides an easy to use solution to identify this challenging substance. Since TRACE-PRO’s launch in November 2015 we have seen considerable interest in customers wanting to use this advanced technology for a wide range of applications, including the military, police, airports and hotels.”
TRACE-PRO™ is a revolutionary hand-held detector for fast identification and evidence collection of common explosives and can deliver a result in less than 10 seconds. Swabs can be taken from people, objects and materials in any location and the in-built camera and GPS facilitate easy evidence collection – allowing the user to record and store data in the immediate location of the suspect substance.
TRACE-PRO™ is suited to a variety of environments and situations with its ruggedized exterior. It is ergonomically designed, weighs just 1.7 kg and is the only detector that can be powered by AA commercial batteries. It requires minimal user training due to its intuitive software and provides a low cost of ownership through its re-usable swabs and basic maintenance requirements.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA Sept. 8, 2016 Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions, a leading, global provider of training and consulting solutions in capacity building, explosives safety and ammunition management, exploitation, forensics and biometrics, EOD/C-IED missions support and intelligence services, announced today that Larry Miyamoto has joined Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions as their Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Subject Matter Expert.
After a distinguished career in the United States Marine Corps, Larry analyzed the training and counter terrorism market sector and decided to apply his 31 years’ of experience with a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that understands the importance of combatting terrorist and extremist threats. “I’ve made the right choice,” said Larry. “This company facilitates advancing the capabilities of organizations that know they must be sharper than the threat.” Larry will direct operations and develop advanced solutions for Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions customers to achieve the overall success in defeating terrorist and extremist threats around the world.
“We are thrilled to welcome Larry to the Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions team and are excited to have him as the operations lead for our training mission support line of business,” said Joe Szymczak, CEO and President of Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions. “Larry brings a wealth of leadership, experience, and knowledge from a diverse array of missions and operations and is recognized as one of the nations’ leading experts in all areas of preparedness training.”
The 1991 graduate of the Naval EOD School contributed to the Joint EOD mission as a technician and Limited Duty Officer for 25 years. His assignments around the world cultivated his expertise in emergency response, consequence management, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Operations and is a recognized expert in Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction. In 2016, Larry completed his Project Management Professional certification before joining the team.
About Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions
Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with front-line expertise in delivering training solutions in more than 50 countries. Our capabilities help military organizations, government agencies, law enforcement and commercial organizations understand, prepare for and prevent terrorist attacks. We achieve our mission with an unwavering commitment to supporting our customer’s objectives with results-driven solutions delivered by a team of highly skilled subject matter experts. In today’s volatile and socio-political world, this suite of services is playing an ever-important role. For more information, visit our website at http://www.ww-cts.com.
CASTRO VALLEY, CA Sept. 7, 2016 Supporting responders in the war on terrorism, Alluviam's HazMasterG3 decision support system Version 20 is now available. The system now includes critical new tools and major updates to key guidance when responding to chemical, biological, radiological or explosive threats. Enhanced sensor integration provides key insights into what is likely being made from a set of chemicals found in a clandestine lab.
Building on the best practices taught by Tom Gersbeck in his book "Practical Military Ordnance Identification", HazMasterG3 now includes interactive tools and checklists to provide responders, certified public safety bomb technicians and explosive ordnance disposal teams with enhanced guidance when called upon to identify threats posed by military ordnance. Additionally, more than 10,000 fields within HazMasterG3, with a total database of over 167,000 chemical, biological, radiological and explosive threats have been updated, assuring that responders have the most up-to-date guidance available. Updated mixture algorithms provide enhanced insights when predicting chemical reactions, mixture outcomes or attempting to attribute a specific set of chemicals to a specific narcotic, chemical warfare agent or explosive formulation.
This release also includes free tools to let organizations leverage facility pre-plans, known as Tier2 plans, on their mobile devices directly within HazMasterG3 without depending on any internet access or third party services – key when responding to major incidents that may degrade remote communications.
About Alluviam LLC
Founded in 2002, Alluviam LLC challenges the status quo of what's expected from a decision support system by delivering unique actionable insights unavailable on any other mobile platform. Adopted by the US Military, NATO, coalition partners and other civilian, intelligence and military agencies, HazMasterG3 puts state-of-the-art decision support in the hands of those that need it most. Only HazMasterG3 provides full capabilities on MS-Windows, or as an app on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. HazMasterG3®, our flagship product, and its associated patented technologies have earned certification and designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an approved product for homeland security as the only mobile anti-terrorism technology of its kind.
TUCSON, AZ Sept. 1, 2016 At the end of the Cold War, the U.S. buried its preparations for a nuclear attack, but there is a growing threat today of radiological emergency. Evidence includes Russia is building new underground nuclear command posts and adopting a new defense doctrine that calls for a possible nuclear response to a conventional threat. In the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Arthur Levy writes that threats include radiological dispersal devices (RDDs or "dirty bombs"), improvised nuclear devices (INDs), and strategic nuclear warheads carried by advanced delivery systems such as ballistic missiles.
Today, most U.S. radiological instruments are designed for interdiction—discovering a device before it explodes. These instruments are highly sensitive and could detect such a device at a distance closer than about 50 feet, Levy states. After an explosion, however, different instruments are needed with a much higher dose range.
A copy of the article is available at: http://jpands.org/vol21no3/levy.pdf
Levy describes the Environmental Protection Agency's RadNet system, with some 135 fixed stations and a few dozen deployable stations, and the RadResponder Network, a collaborative effort by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies. Currently lacking are automated stations that continuously monitor for both "cloudshine" and "groundshine" over a very broad dosage range. Such stations are available at very affordable cost, but so far government has not recognized the need.
Agencies seem to believe that "it can't happen here," Levy observes.
The catastrophic impact of a nuclear explosion is well described. Less often discussed is that thousands or potentially millions of lives could be preserved by providing real-time radiation measurements that aid in preventing panic or warning the public of the need for shelter, the article notes.
The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is published by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a national organization representing physicians in all specialties since 1943.
LISLE, IL Aug. 31, 2016 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will be receiving 272 CellsensePLUS cell phone and contraband detection systems over the next eight weeks. These units, which are being provided by Metrasens, in conjunction with Global Tel*Link (GTL), will help detect prison contraband, namely cell phones, blades, razors and other items.
“We are delighted CDCR has selected Metrasens as a partner in the fight against contraband”, notes Jim Viscardi, Vice President, Security Division for Metrasens. “We’re confident Cellsense, a system with the highest levels of detection performance and versatility, will serve as an effective tool in their mission to protect the public through the safe and secure supervision of offenders.”
CellsensePLUS from Metrasens is the most durable, versatile and effective tool in the industry for finding cell phones, weapons and contraband. While the system has an unsurpassed record of finding cell phones, on or off, outside or inside the body, it's also capable of finding even the smallest contraband items, including shanks, razor blades, paper clips and staples. Whether freestanding or wall-mounted, CellsensePLUS is effective for screening inmates, staff, visitors, vendors, mattresses, mail, laundry and inmate belongings in virtually any part of a correctional facility.
Metrasens is the expert and global leader in the development and application of advanced magnetic detection technologies in healthcare and security markets. Metrasens' Cellsense® product line leads the world in the important challenge of providing effective detection of smuggled contraband in correctional facilities. Metrasens is also the leading global provider of ferromagnetic detection Systems (FMDs) for MRI safety. The Ferroguard® product line is helping to keep patients and staff safe from ferromagnetic projectile hazards in healthcare facilities.
With a Technology & Manufacturing Centre in the UK and North American Sales & Support in Chicago, Metrasens products are available directly through direct sales representatives and a worldwide network of distributors and installers. For more information, please go to metrasens.com.
LAS VEGAS Aug. 23, 2016 Baltimore bio tech firm, PathSensors, Inc., announced that it will be leading a presentation on the CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) bio-threat detection technology at the MailCom 2016 Convention. Developed by scientists at MIT Lincoln Labs, CANARY can detect a wide range of threats such as anthrax and ricin faster, with greater sensitivity and more cost-effectively than alternative threat detection methods.
“Industry experts estimate that the loss of a single business day due to an incident such as a suspicious powder can cost businesses and governments hundreds of thousands of dollars,” commented Ted Olsen, CEO of PathSensors. “Given these potential costs, it is critical that mail room screening for threats such as anthrax is fast and accurate.” Mr. Olsen continued, “PathSensors has evaluated multiple solutions for mail screening threat detection, and no other technology is better than CANARY in terms of low false alarms, speed, low cost and ease of use.”
The CANARY technology was developed by scientists at MIT Lincoln Labs. It has been successfully deployed for mail room bio threat detection applications for large government agencies and commercial organizations. J.J. Lehett, PathSensor’s Director of Engineering will present data at the MailCom convention on a series of independent U.S. government tests of CANARY that demonstrate its performance.
“We understand that detection of bio threats in mail – whether in a high volume mail processing environment or in individual testing of suspicious powders can be challenging and potentially expensive,” said Mr. Lehett. “MailCom is an ideal opportunity for us to share our data on CANARY technology and discuss why we believe it should be considered by anyone concerned about the security of mail.”
About PathSensors, Inc.
PathSensors is a leading biotechnology solutions and environmental testing company. PathSensors provides high speed, highly sensitive pathogen and threat detection solutions for the defense, homeland security, public health, medical countermeasures, mail room screening, first responder, food processing and agricultural sectors. PathSensors’ innovative BioFlash and Zephyr detection systems use CANARY® technology licensed from the MIT-Lincoln Laboratory and are deployed by government and commercial agencies due to their speed, accuracy and ease-of-use. For more information, visit http://www.pathsensors.com.
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2016 ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announced that the US Army has exercised the second option under its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) contract. Under the Option, CISS will design, fabricate and test Final Prototype sensors designed to detect and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on environmental surfaces. This work will be done under the direction of the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC-CA).
Under the Option, CISS will continue the refinement of its portable hyperspectral imaging technology for CWA detection and produce Final Prototypes that will be evaluated by the Government for both operational utility and CWA detection performance. "The award of this Option enables CISS to build on the work performed in the Breadboard and Brassboard phases of the Program and get one step closer to fielding reliable and novel surface contamination detection sensors," stated CISS Project Manager, Charles W. Gardner, Ph.D., PMP.
"Proliferation of CWA continues to be a problem in our world," stated Marie Molnar Hammond, Vice President of Marketing and CISS Business Director. "We are pleased to continue our interaction with the U. S. Army to provide handheld instruments that dramatically lessen the warfighter impact of these terrible weapons of mass destruction."
Visit ChemImage Sensor Systems online: www.cisensorsytems.com
About ChemImage Sensor Systems
ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS™) develops innovative standoff chemical imaging sensors that make our world healthier and safer by utilizing patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of drugs, chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. CISS has developed a series of chemical imaging sensors for point, proximity, remote and standoff detection and identification in both fixed site and on-the-move configurations, in order to protect military troops, security personnel and citizens. For more information, visit www.cisensorsystems.com
ChemImage Sensor Systems is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.
About ChemImage Corporation
ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral and Raman chemical imaging technology provides innovative instrumentation, analysis software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company's proprietary, state-of-the-art chemical imaging sensors make our world healthier and safer through many scientific applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensic science and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems. For more information, visit www.chemimage.com
ChemImage's headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, PA, where it pioneers research and development, as well as providing engineering and manufacturing which develops innovative products for the global marketplace.
Seattle Aug. 19, 2016 InBios announced today that it received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for its ZIKV Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA. The product is intended for the presumptive detection of Zika virus IgM antibodies in human sera collected from individuals meeting CDC Zika virus clinical criteria (e.g., a history of clinical signs and symptoms associated with Zika virus infection) and/or CDC Zika virus epidemiological criteria. This important diagnostic test kit contains all the necessary reagents to perform this assay and obtain results in four hours or less. Additional testing is required to confirm positive results from this assay.
The ZIKV Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA is not cleared or approved by the FDA. It is now available for use in laboratories in the United States that are certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), 42 U.S.C. §263a, to perform high complexity tests, or by similarly qualified non-U.S. laboratories, as a part of a multi-test CDC recommended testing algorithm. As one of the conditions of authorization outlined by FDA, InBios will report any suspected false negative results of which it becomes aware to the FDA.
This test has been authorized only for the diagnosis of Zika virus infection and not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection of Zika virus and/or diagnosis of Zika virus infection under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.
Wendy Bagnato, Senior Marketing Manager of InBios said, “One of the challenges with developing a serology kit for Zika is the likelihood of cross reactivity with other flaviviruses such as dengue. This can be a particular problem for patients living in or returning from areas where both Zika and dengue (or other flaviviruses) are endemic, making it difficult to determine the status of the patient. InBios’ kit has been designed to differentiate between the possibility of Zika virus and other flaviviruses, thus providing an important diagnostic tool for clinicians. We are very pleased to be able to offer this high quality kit in time to fill the critical demand in the US and its territories. We are acutely aware of the devastating effect this disease is having on pregnant women and believe this test will aid clinicians to diagnosis Zika virus infection faster.”
About Zika virus:
Zika virus is a disease which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. Other symptoms include muscle pain and headache. Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will have mild symptoms, which can last for several days to a week.
An infected pregnant woman can pass Zika virus to her fetus during pregnancy or at the time of birth. Also, individuals infected with Zika virus can pass it to sex partners. Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other severe brain defects. Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), an uncommon sickness of the nervous system, is also very likely triggered by Zika virus infection in a small number of cases.
Zika virus outbreaks may have occurred in many locations previously but have gone unrecognized because the symptoms are similar to other diseases such as dengue and chikungunya viruses. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil and on February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Local transmission has been reported in Americas, including recently in the United States. The U.S. has declared a Public Health Emergency in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico due to the large number of ZIKA cases.
For more information on Zika virus, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html
About InBios International, Inc.
InBios International, Inc., located in Seattle, WA, USA develops and manufactures high-quality proprietary diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. The facility is USDA licensed, FDA registered and ISO 13485:2003 Certified. InBios develops and markets a full range of diagnostic products affecting global public health including its FDA cleared Dengue Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA and West Nile Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA. The company also offers a full range of CE marked products including a Chikungunya ELISA kit. All products are manufactured in the USA.
Visit the InBios website: http://www.inbios.com.