Archive: Homeland Defense

Cleveland BioLabs Completes Manufacturing Process for Radiation Drug

Cleveland BioLabs [CBLI] has completed the technology transfer to its manufacturing partner for Protectan CBLB502, which the company has developed for medical radiation countermeasures to treat gastrointestinal effects of acute radiation syndrome. Production of the first Good Manufacturing Practices compliant batch of Protectan was also completed ahead of schedule. Cleveland BioLabs submitted Protectan in response […]

Identica Establishes U.K. Office

Identica Holdings Corp., which sells the VP-II Vascular Pattern Recognition scanners, has opened an office in the United Kingdom to service demand from clients in Europe that use the company’s products. Dr. Royston Flude will be Identica’s general manager for European operations. “Biometric vein recognition should not be regarded as just an opportunity to have […]

Implant Sciences Decides to Beef Up Sales and Marketing

Believing it has too little manpower chasing too many opportunities, Implant Sciences Corp. [IMX] has decided it will bolster its sales and marketing team by adding new personnel and international distributors. Over a year ago the company decided to make the security business its primary focus but has found the market for its explosive trace […]

Acro to Acquire RAY Detection Technology Group

Acro, Inc. [ACRI], a developer of explosive detection technologies, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire RAY Detection Technology Group, an Israel-based firm developing technology solutions for screening cargo, mail and luggage. RAY’s products are based on its proprietary Discovery CERT, which enables trace automated sampling of bulk goods and cargo for the […]

Rapiscan to Distribute Brijot’s Millimeter Wave Screener

Adding to its portfolio of security screening systems, OSI Systems’ [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division will distribute under its own label a passive millimeter wave people screening system supplied by Brijot Imaging Systems. The two companies have entered into a private label distribution agreement that calls for the development, marketing and selling of people-screening and object […]

DHS Plans Advance Acquisition Industry Day

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Chief Procurement Officer will host an Industry Day on Nov. 7 to discuss advance acquisition plan information. DHS says its goal for the event is to better communicate its requirements and increase competition by sharing information. Sol. No. RUPC-07-00042. Respond by Nov. 7. Contact:, Bob […]

L-1 Launches Consolidated ID-Suite

L-1 Identity Solutions [ID] has introduced ID-Suite, a new custom hardware and software solution designed to meet the needs of international border management, law enforcement, and U.S. driver’s license applications. L-1 says ID-Suite is the first consolidated platform for addressing the adjudication problem of quickly determining whether an individual’s travel or identity documents are legitimate. […]

Navy Plans Counter RCIED Industry Day

The Navy will host an Industry Day on Dec. 4 for Counter-Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) electronic warfare regarding the acquisition strategy, high level system requirements and future technology requirements. The acquisition strategy is to maintain competition through the development phase by awarding one or more development contracts. The Navy plans to award on […]

Vidiation gets SBIR Grant from DNDO

Vidiation, the small company developing video analytics that enable the use of video for radiation detection, has received a six-month, $150,000 phase one Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to adapt its technology to the MPEG-4 video format. “This grant allows us to adapt V-RADS (Vidiation-Radiation Analytics Detection […]

Cross Match Introduces New Document Scanner

Cross Match Technologies has introduced a new document reader that can do high speed data capture from radio frequency identification memory chips used in e-passports and ID cards. The D SCAN Authenticator CF automatically completes a full page scan in two seconds. The Authenticator CF connects easily to a PC. “The Authenticator CF is a […]