April 2018 project bulletin
- C and RN-detector testing at University of Helsinki
- Introducing the Airsense team
- TOXI-triage at 7th German IMS users conference
- Red teams at the Expert Evaluation Pannel, Moreton in Marsh
April 2018 project bulletin
TOXI-triage partners attended the 26th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and Analytica. TOXI-triage brochures were distributed.
Analytica fair is organized by Messe München and takes place every two years. Visitors include decision-makers and users from the chemical, medical and pharma industries and from the industrial and government research sector. Analytica is the leading international trade fair for laboratory industry. This year gathered 1164 exhibitors from 49 countries and around 35,800 visitors.
With just 18 months to project completion, the Expert Evaluation Panel (EEP) Meeting in April in Moreton in Marsh will critically evaluate plans for the FTX and ensure that we are on track for the final push to successful completion.
The panel of experts will be composed by CBRN End User experts from Police, Fire, Ambulance, Military and Hospitals.
The purpose of their review is to assess and ensure that the planned FTXs will enable suitable evaluation of the project technologies.
February 2018 project bulletin
Some members of TOXI-triage attended the “7th German IMS users conference” held at the University of Reutlingen and hosted by Professor J.I. Baumbach. More than 20 presentations were scheduled and about 80 people attended the event.
Helko Borsdorf (UFZ) held a presentation titled “Sprayed liquid-gas extraction in combination with ion mobility spectrometry: A novel approach for the fast determination of semi-volatile compounds in air and from contaminated surfaces”.
Christoph Amelunxen from the University of Paderborn presented "Herausforderungen beim MANV in CBRN-Lagen - Technologien und Workshopergebnisse" ("Mass-Casualty Incident Challenges in CBRN - Technologies and Workshop Results") at the annual conference of the VGBF in Salzburg, Austria.
As part of the preparartions for the FTX FOCUS, HMOD conducted a rehearsal of the exercise in Athens from the 20th to the 23rd of February.
The purpose of the rehearsal was to facilitate the smooth transition from the planning to the execution phase of the field exercise.
Paul Thomas presented ‘Triage by Breath Analysis’ a joint paper with LU and UEDIN at the International Workshop on Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents to mark the 20th Anniversary of the CWC in Helsinki.
VERIFIN is holding this international workshop that will introduce the New Blue Book 2017 that outlines the Recommended Operating Procedures for the Chemical Weapons Convention-related analysis in collaboration with expert laboratories working in the field.
December 2017 project bulletin
The TOXI-triage project was presented to the Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient societies. This is the second time that project is introduced to the CoU members, the first one was at the 5th meeting in October 2016.
In that occasion a general overview of the project objectives and activities was advanced. In this 9th meeting the project presentation focused on: