FEMA announces open specialist positions

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 9:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an opening for an emergency management specialist and an environmental protection specialist on Saturday.
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Saudi Arabia confirms MERS case

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 8:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia reported on Monday that a contact of a previous case has been confirmed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
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S&T pursuing pilot to increase situational awareness capabilities

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 @ 7:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched a pilot program aimed at improving situational awareness among first response personnel, they announced on Friday.
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FEMA announces emergency management specialist positions

Monday, Oct 12, 2015 @ 2:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced vacancies for emergency management positions at its New York and Atlanta offices on Friday.
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FEMA announces open supervisory positions

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 @ 11:44am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced one permanent supervisory emergency management position is open at its Washington, D.C. office and one temporary supervisory program specialist position at their Winchester, Virginia, office on Thursday.
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Arno’s AR-12 antimicrobial drug shows promise against myriad pathogens

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Promising data recently released on the AR-12 antimicrobial drug from Arno Therapeutics demonstrates that the drug has substantial potential as a new and novel therapeutic agent against infectious diseases.
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European airports snapping up Morpho explosives-trace detectors

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 3:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho Detection said this week that it has shipped nearly 900 of its Itemiser 4DX explosives-trace detectors (ETD) to European airports this year as they strive to comply with new European Union requirements for enhanced explosives screening of passengers.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness Student Portal centralizes training resources

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) released a notice this week detailing the student portal that is available to all participants of CDP training courses. The student portal, https://cdp.dhs.gov/students, has a wealth of information and functionality for those attending training courses and those who have completed courses in the past.
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PPD gets medical-products, avian-flu research contracts with U.S. Army, BARDA

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD), based in Highland Heights, Kentucky, has been awarded two contracts from the U.S. Army and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the company said on Thursday.
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CDC issues travel alert for Chinese province after avian flu case confirmed

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 3:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level-two travel alert for those traveling to and from the Zhejiang Province in China after an H7N9 avian flu case was confirmed late last week in Taiwan in a woman who had traveled to this region of China.
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California National Guard participates in domestic preparedness training

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 10:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the California National Guard held their annual training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness over the summer, the center announced on Wednesday.
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BARDA releases Broad Agency Announcement for infectious disease countermeasures

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 @ 9:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) submitted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit continued research into countermeasures against infectious diseases on Oct. 1.
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Bovine anthrax case confirmed in Argentina

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 7:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Laboratoria Azul in Argentina reported Tuesday that a young heifer that had died suddenly has tested positive for anthrax. Laboratoria Azul Co-Director Ramon Noseda said the heifer came from a herd of approximately 1,300 animals, the area where the herd is located in Buenos Aires Province, which has had past cases of enzootic anthrax.
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OPCW concludes 16th offering of associate program

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 3:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Monday that the 16th offering of its associate program concluded with a closing ceremony at OPCW headquarters in The Hague. The associate program is a 10-week course in which participants increase and update their knowledge in relation to implementation activity that member states take on in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). 
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DTRA offers contract to foster laboratory capability in Cambodia and Thailand

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is seeking to execute a sole source contract in order to increase the laboratory capabilities of Thailand and Cambodia to be able to better detect pathogens, they announced on Sept. 28.
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Morpho Detection to supply 4DX explosive detectors to German airports

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 11:00am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho Detection are to supply Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) to airports due to a contract with the German Federal Police.
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SRC awards JUPITR follow-on contract

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

SRC Inc. announced on Monday that it has been awarded a follow-on contract that would provide the Aklus Shield biological defense systems to the Joint U.S. Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) program.
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Elusys awarded $16 million to continue anthrax treatment development

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 @ 8:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elusys Therapeutics Inc. has been awarded a $16-million contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the company announced on Tuesday.
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Battelle selects research leader for applied genomics team

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 @ 8:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle Applied Genomics announced the selection of Mark Wilson to lead the research institution's applied genomics team Tuesday. Wilson will be tasked with leading research and development of new DNA sequencing technology at Battelle.
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FEMA announces four vacancies at Chicago office

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 @ 12:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency management specialists needed by FEMA
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