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Smiths Detection secures $17.2 million Army contract for personal chemical detectors

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. will provide the U.S. Army with chemical detection devices as part of a $17.2 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
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DoD tests platform for nerve agent antidote

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 @ 6:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Emergard as a potential candidate for a nerve agent antidote delivery system.
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Department of Defense combats bio threats with early detection

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense is working to keep soldiers safe from chemical agents and infectious diseases.
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Army reassures public after accidental anthrax shipment

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army periodically ships small amounts of anthrax that are used to test U.S. equipment made to detect bioterrorism threats.
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Military Infectious Diseases Research Program calls for award applications

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 2:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The JPC-2/MIDA is accepting applications for potential contract awards for the development of testing and detection devices.
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Leading threat detection company supports Blue Ribbon Panel Study on Biodefense

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Blue Ribbon Panel Study on Biodefense recently released its recommendations for domestic biodefense and identified key areas for reform, mainly suggesting improvements in leadership and community support.
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DHA seeks combat medic training instructor

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is seeking a training instructor for combat medics.
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Avita Medical’s ReCell device heralds new wave of specialized wound treatment

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

With a new contract that could top almost $54 million and a just-announced patent, Avita Medical, Ltd. CEO Adam Kelliher said further development of the company's ReCell technology is in full swing.
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PFPA announces Pentagon-based explosives investigator position

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 8:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) announced an opening on Nov. 6 for an explosives investigator to serve at the Pentagon.
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JPEO-CBD issues medical countermeasures broad agency announcement

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 @ 2:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) on Monday, seeking preliminary proposals for countermeasures against biological and chemical threats.
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BioFire Ebola test receives F&S product innovation award

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 6:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FilmArray Ebola test from BioFire Defense LLC was awarded a Frost & Sullivan’s (F&S) Global Innovation Award, the company announced on Thursday. F&S analyst Srinivas Sashidhar noted that the company and the U.S. Department of Defense collaborated on development of these diagnostic tools -- which are used in many U.S. hospitals -- on a proactive basis.
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GMI to host defense and intelligence conference

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Global Marketing Insights Inc. (GMI) has issued invitations for a Community Innovation Exchange event that will take place Sept. 21-25.
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Pentagon Force Protection Agency seeks emergency preparedness coordinator

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 @ 7:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Department's Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) posted an opening for an emergency preparedness coordinator on Aug. 3.
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House committees hear testimony on anthrax shipment

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Committee and a subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday regarding the inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from a Department of Defense laboratory.
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Additional protocols necessary to prevent shipments of live anthrax, House panel told

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) official testified on Tuesday at a House committee hearing regarding concerns that an Army facility in Utah shipped live anthrax and suggested that enhanced safety protocols were needed in order to prevent a recurrence.
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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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Deputy Defense Secretary Work outlines DOD review on anthrax shipments

Friday, Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work outlined the findings of a comprehensive report launched after the inadvertent shipment of live anthrax samples to a commercial laboratory on Thursday in a press conference.
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Selva discusses capabilities and threats during confirmation

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nominee for Joint Chief's vice chairman cites Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as major threats.
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Smiths Detection nabs Army order for contamination-free, mobile medical units

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The ongoing contract is particularly beneficial for Smiths Detection, said a company spokesperson, because it supports the company’s “commitment to bring our innovative, versatile technology to the field to help protect our warfighters, first responders, medical personnel and civilians.”
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Department of Defense stands CBRN-ready alongside state, local authorities

Monday, Jun 15, 2015 @ 1:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense has taken action to identify needs and address capability gaps regarding its support of civil authorities in covering issues such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill. 
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