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FLIR Wins DARPA Contract Worth Up to $20.5M to Develop Revolutionary New Protective Fabrics for Chem-Bio Defense

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced it has won a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to rapidly develop novel fabrics with embedded catalysts and chemistries that can fight and reduce chemical and biological threats upon contact. The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment such as boots, gloves, and eye protection that can be worn by troops on the battlefield, medical experts, healthcare workers, and more. FLIR received $11.2 million in initial funding for the potential five-year effort worth up to $20.5 million, including options.

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New-generation detection: The ChemProX

The ChemProX next-generation handheld chemical detector features wireless connection network with GPS information, built-in simulation mode for training, and a proven and enhanced chemical detection technology. Environics’ modular and scalable CBRN monitoring systems enable civil and military operators to achieve the objectives in their variable missions. Providing early warnings for detected CBRN threats and creating a base for informed decisions, they help to initiate protective and other timely countermeasures in the face of a threat. The modular structure of the systems consists of integrated sensors, data communication units, systems services, databases, and user interfaces. In the heart of system solutions, the EnviScreen Operix 2020 represents the latest launch of system software. As valued elements, it offers real-time situational awareness and specialised CBRN application targeted tools for CBRN monitoring, operator guidance, reporting, integration, operator training, and system maintenance.

New 3M silicone adhesive helps improve medical devices intended for people with fragile skin.

3M announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that balances strength, flexibility and comfort – the 2484 3M™ Single Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner. The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is breathable, conformable, enables up to a seven-day wear time and minimizes skin cell removal, making it the ideal candidate for applications on fragile skin. This is the second product to join the 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Portfolio, with 2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive, in a matter of months.

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Bruker Makes Routine Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy More Broadly Accessible for Chemical Analysis Outside Central Labs

Just prior to the 2021 Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference (www.enc-conference.org), Bruker Corporation (Nasdaq: BRKR) is making chemical analysis by magnetic resonance spectroscopy more broadly accessible beyond the central lab. Bruker’s new magnetic resonance systems are intended for pharma, chemical and food research and analysis, as well as for teaching and chemistry research in any academic lab, university department or college.

Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment has announced a software partnership with SICAT

Air Techniques will make available for sale within its VisionX software portfolio, the integrated SICAT Implant Module. VisionX software is the state-of-the-art software platform driving their ProVecta 3D Prime CBCT systems. SICAT Implant and SICAT Surgical Guides will be available to ProVecta 3D Prime users for precise implant planning and treatment.

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Identification & detection of F. Tularensis with Biotoxis qPCR kit

Francisella tularensis is a bacterium responsible for the zoonotic disease tularemia, classified as a class A potential biological threat agent by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The Biotoxis qPCR kit has been designed to rapidly detect B. anthracis, Y. pestis, and F. tularensis DNA in various types of samples.With the new application note, discover Biotoxis qPCR kit performance for rapid & reliable detection of F. tularensis in DNA extracts from bacterial strains, clinical samples, and environmental water samples.

Dräger acquires majority share of Swiss medical technology start-up ›STIMIT‹

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA has acquired the majority share of STIMIT AG. With this acquisition, Dräger further expands its expertise in the field of lung-protective ventilation. STIMIT is specialized in lung activation and non-invasive stimulation of respiratory muscles in intensive care patients.

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New FLIR T865 Joins T-Series Family with Improved Accuracy for Condition Monitoring and Science Applications

FLIR Systems announced the latest T-Series high-performance thermal camera, the FLIR T865. Built for electrical condition and mechanical equipment inspection, and for use in research and development applications, the T865 provides ±1 °C (±1.6 °F) or ±1% temperature measurement accuracy, a wider temperature range between –40 °C to 120 °C (-40 °F to 248 °F), and more on-camera tools for improved analysis. A free 3-month subscription to FLIR Thermal Studio Pro and FLIR Route Creator, and a 1-month subscription to FLIR Research Studio is included with purchase.

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire PPD, Inc., Further Expands Service Offering to Pharma and Biotech Customers

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) ("Thermo Fisher"), the world leader in serving science, and PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) ("PPD"), a leading global provider of clinical research services to the pharma and biotech industry, today announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire PPD for $47.50 per share for a total cash purchase price of $17.4 billion plus the assumption of approximately $3.5 billion of net debt. This represents a premium of approximately 24% to the unaffected closing price of PPD's common stock on the Nasdaq as of Tuesday, April 13, 2021, or 32% to the 60-day VWAP inclusive of that date.

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ORTEC Releases NuclideNavigator-Pro Version 4.1

The ORTEC Products Group of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has released NuclideNavigator-Pro Version 4.1, a software application for nuclear and elemental reference data.

3M Launched Analytics Platform

The platform integrates Social and Clinical Risk Data to Improve Population Health. 3M Health Information Systems has introduced a new technology platform that allows health care providers and payers to prioritize care and allocate resources for high-risk individuals and patient populations. 3M™ Social Determinants of Health Analytics (3M SDoH) combines clinical, social and population health data to create a complete picture of patient health. The new platform builds on the power of 3M™ Clinical Risk Groups (3M CRGs), a population classification system, and includes social risk intelligence from Socially Determined, a social risk analytics company, to promote program design and management in collaboration with community-based organizations.

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Ouvry Launched the Manufacture of a Protective Mask Against Covid-19

Ouvry launches the manufacture of a protective mask against the coronavirus-Covid 19 at the request of public forces, rescue units and authorities (Defence, Interior Director…). Ouvry adapts an existing product, its “half mask anti-odour and projections”. As a result, the company is mobilizing its supply chain and adapting its industrial capacities to start up an initial production of 5,000 masks on Monday 23 March. The product, which will be delivered in bulk in bags of 50, will include, among other things, a technological brick used in the Decpol ABS® decontamination glove, a “3D” non-woven fabric that is highly absorbent and filters (biological) particles through its pores.

Cipla Therapeutics and SIGA Technologies Announce Strategic Partnership to Support Innovation and Provide Access to Novel Antibacterial Drugs Against Biothreats

Cipla Therapeutics, a division of Cipla USA Inc., an affiliate of Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087; NSE: CIPLA EQ; referred to as "Cipla") and SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (NASDAQ: SIGA), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the health security market announced entering into a strategic partnership to deliver sustained innovation and access to novel antibacterial drugs, particularly against biothreats.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces New System for Flexible, Automated Sample Purification

KingFisher Apex Purification System isolates nucleic acids, proteins and cells with customizable protocols. Thermo Fisher Scientific launched the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Apex Purification System, a high-throughput sample purification instrument designed for scientists who need to automate the extraction of DNA, RNA, proteins and cells from an array of sample types. The instrument is easy to use, saves time and enables consistent results even as laboratory needs evolve.