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Paragon Lands HHS Contract to Modernize National Stockpile Monitoring System

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Paragon Lands HHS Contract to Modernize National Stockpile Monitoring System

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Paragon Robotics a multimillion-dollar contract to provide tools for monitoring the ambient storage conditions of medical supplies in the Strategic National Stockpile.

Paragon said it will help secure critical supplies in the CHEMPACK program, an initiative to maintain deployable containers of nerve agent antidotes.

About 1,400 SNS sites in the United States have a stockpile of critical medical supplies such as vaccines, antibiotics and others that may be useful in a national emergency, Paragon said Wednesday.

Under the terms of the new contract, Paragon will modernize the CHEMPACK program’s monitoring and alarm systems.

The company said it will implement LTE-M connectivity for nearly all of the sites to eliminate outdated modem-based systems that need wired phone landlines.

Paragon added that its monitoring solution ensures data quality and includes cybersecurity features that meet federal government requirements.

Other work items under the contract include system-wide installation, calibration and call center monitoring support services.

Paragon said that its team of regional field technicians will be supported by additional personnel at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

Founded in 2006, Paragon is a supplier of data logging, monitoring, controls and sensor solutions. The company said that its technologies have applications in energy efficiency auditing, building performance, air quality studies, warehouse monitoring and others.

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