GAO, Inspector General testify on biosecurity of select agents

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee heard testimony Tuesday on continuing concerns over shipments of live anthrax and other dangerous substances.
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Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction project calls for involvement

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeff Brubaker, the project manager of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Site, said Monday the facility is calling for feedback from the public and regulatory agencies.
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State of Washington seeks planning support manager in hazardous materials

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Washington State Military Department's Emergency Management Division (WSMDEMS) posted a job opening for a hazardous materials planning support manager on Tuesday.
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Research on rapid Ebola test presented at AACC gathering

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research that was presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition that will expand on a study that procured the rapid test for the Ebola virus, the ACCC announced Monday.
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Plague suspected in death of New Mexico resident

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 6:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) said on Friday that it is investigating a possible case of pneumonic plague in Santa Fe. The agency said a 52-year-old woman died from an illness that could be the state's first plague case this year.
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Cook County seeks emergency training, exercise coordinator

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 6:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cook County, Illinois, said late last week that it is looking for a training and exercise coordinator who would work within the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
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Cambium releases new radio system

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 5:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cambium Networks announced on Monday the release of their latest point-to-point broadband radio system, the PTP 700.
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Aalto Bio announces HBV plasma availability

Monday, Jul 27, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Aalto Bio Reagents announced Monday that it has made a full spectrum of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) human plasma available to facilitate the development of control material and quality control measures.
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Moxifloxacin approved as plague countermeasure

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 7:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) reported on Thursday that moxifloxacin, an antibiotic, has been approved for use as a countermeasure for plague infection.
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Denver seeks emergency management coordinator

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city and county of Denver is seeking an emergency management coordinator for operations within the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
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DOD releases comprehensive lab review of anthrax samples

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has released its findings from a comprehensive review of the processes of inactivating anthrax samples, the DOD announced on Friday.
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