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U.S. donates $5 million to Puerto Rico for Zika defense

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving $5 million to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to fight the spread of Zika virus.
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HRSA issues request for panel facilitator services

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The HRSA seeks market capabilities in panel facilitator services this week.
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Halyard Health to develop ventilator manufacturing enhancements

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Halyard Health Inc. has been awarded a contract from BARDA that would facilitate the development of manufacturing enhancements for ventilator production.
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HHS to support mass respirator development

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services will support the development of rapid manufacturing systems for N95 respirators.
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NIH issues sources sought notice on capabilities of small, struggling businesses

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 4:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued a sources sought notice on the capabilities of small and disadvantaged businesses that would be interested in working in research and production related to clinical materials.
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HHS to supplement national stockpile with anthrax treatments

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elusys Therapeutics will supply stockpile with its Anthim antitoxin treatment.
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CDC announces epidemiologist openings in Atlanta

Friday, Nov 6, 2015 @ 8:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they have openings for epidemiologists in Atlanta, with an application window that will close on Friday, Nov. 27.
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NIH, NIAID issue sources sought notice

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued a sources sought notice for small businesses earlier this month.
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HHS launches online radiation treatment redesign

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 3:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Oct. 8 that they have initiated the redesigned Radiation Emergency Medical Management website (REMM).
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HHS launches TRACIE system to improve disaster preparation

Sunday, Oct 4, 2015 @ 10:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of the Technical Resources, Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE) system for first responders and other key emergency and disaster response personnel.
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BARDA contracted to develop burn treatment

Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday that it has contracted PolyNovo Ltd. of Australia to develop a burn treatment.
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HHS, University of Colorado explore potential mustard gas countermeasure

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 @ 11:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the University of Colorado's Pediatric Airway Research Center will research the possible uses of an approved drug against sulfur mustard exposure, they announced Sept. 23. 
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Antibody drug for Ebola advanced by HHS

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Monday that it has advanced the development of a antibody-based treatment candidate for the Ebola virus.
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HHS, AstraZeneca to enter strategic alliance on antibiotic development

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public-private partnership will develop drugs to treat potential bioterrorism threats.
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Ebola response focus of federal budget meeting

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A hearing was held on Wednesday by the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee regarding response efforts to combat the Ebola virus.
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HHS to fund Ebola preparedness efforts

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 @ 1:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will invest $194.5 million in Ebola preparedness.
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AHIP studies health insurance plans to improve emergency preparedness

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) recently surveyed health insurance companies to help understand the country's level of preparedness for an emergency.
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NPRSB to hold public meeting Jan. 30

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB) will hold a public meeting on Jan. 30.
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Burwell signs PREP declaration for Ebola vaccines

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell signed a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to facilitate the development of vaccines to combat the Ebola virus today.
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35 hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 @ 4:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More hospitals in the U.S.
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