IABR 2019 (Leicestershire, UK)


The International Association of Breath Research (IABR) organised his annual international conference in Leicestershire. The conference is addressed to a multidisciplinary groups of attendees from academics, basic sciences, medicine, industrial companies and laboratories

During this year meeting scientific insights were discussed regarding:

What is like to be caught up in a chemical attack?

Richard Gray, a BBC journalist, joined TOXI-triage team at the FTX DISPERSE in Mikkeli (Finland)

In this article he reflects on how much can be done after a chemical attack, such as the release of sarin gas in Tokio trains in 1995 that killed 13 people and injured thousands, to prevent a serious loss of life.

In TOXI-triage we believe technology could help emergency services to quickly acknowledge the situation, identify the toxic agent and rapidly diagnose and triage casualties greatly improving their chances of survival.

Information collection using process visualisation in the risk management concept for emergency response


Security-critical processes of emergency response are part of a complex system of people, organisation and technology. They are often characterised by their own dynamics, interconnectedness and information deficits. In addition, a wide variety of stakeholders, some from different organisations, work together, each specialising in a specific area. In order to capture this (process-) knowledge in risk management, information from the experts is necessary.

A versatile and compact reference gas generator for calibration of ion mobility spectrometers


HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH -UFZ developed a versatile and compact reference gas generator for the calibration of ion mobility spectrometers or other gas detection technologies. The principle is based on the use of permeation tubes or diffusion vessels. This approach allows the reference gas to be generated with very low concentrations of analytes.