N.Y. man convicted in attempt to obtain ricin

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Cheng Le of New York has been found guilty for his attempt to acquire ricin toxin alongside charges of identity theft and postal fraud, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara announced Thursday.
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UMD researchers recieves IARPA support to study testing methods for influenza

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The School of Public Health out of the University of Maryland (UMD) received a $5 million grant from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) this month to support non-invasive tests related to influenza.
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VDEM seeks Richmond regional planner

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has an opening for a regional planner for Richmond.
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ADS announces SCOTS

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Report

ADS, Inc., in partnership with United Technical Supply and the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) community, recently introduced the Specialized Chemical Ordinance Transport System (SCOTS).
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Chemical weapons reports in Syria prompts UN response

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Report

A spokesperson released a statement on behalf of United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday regarding the disturbing nature of continued reports of chemical weapon attacks in Syria.
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OPCW holds assistance and protection course

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is holding a training course on assistance and protection practices at their headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, that began Wednesday and will last until Sept. 2.
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Arktis, Scionix partnering on new radiation detection device

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 @ 1:31pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Research project being funded by EUREKA and European Commission
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Utah confirms 1st plague death in state since 2009

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 @ 4:33pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The Utah Department of Health (UDH) confirmed Thursday that a resident died earlier in August from a plague infection, the first plague case to be diagnosed in the state since 2009.
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PositiveID begins producing PCR chips for Firefly DX cartridges

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Report

PositiveID Corp. has begun producing molded polymerase chain reaction chips (PCR) to be used within cartridges of the Firefly Dx detection device, the company announced Wednesday.
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State of Washington seeks emergency preparedness coordinator

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Report

The state of Washington's Emergency Management Division has re-opened an application window for an emergency preparedness program coordinator for grants.
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20th CBRNE Command participates in Southern California exercise

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Report

Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Command took part in an interagency exercise in Southern California this month.
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