Emergent files paperwork for new immuno-oncology spin-off

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 2:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions announced April 15 that it has begun the formal process of separating some of its assets to form a separate entity, which will be known as Aptevo Therapeutics Inc.
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Emergent files application to expand production of BioThrax

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions has filed a supplemental Biologics License Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to scale up production of its anthrax vaccine BioThrax.
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House oversight subcommittee reports on safety of bioresearch labs

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has released a report on its investigation of allegations that a bioresearch lab in Maryland mishandled vials of smallpox.
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FDA gives clearance for Great Basin E.coli test

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 @ 12:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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FDA approves new inhalational anthrax treatment

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 2:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection, to be used with specific antibacterial drugs to treat people who have had inhalational anthrax.
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New antibody discovery may lead to effective Ebola treatment

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A newly discovered monoclonal antibody has been tested against the human Ebola virus in primates and has proven to protect primates against the Ebola virus, even up to five days after the initial infection.
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Immunovaccine joins hunt for Zika vaccine

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 9:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The immunotherapy company Immunovaccine Inc. announced Thursday that it will puts its resources behind the global effort to develop an effective vaccine for the Zika virus.
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Synthetic Biologics receives three patent applications

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 @ 7:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Synthetic Biologics Inc. has received three patent applications for a microbiome designed to protect the gut.
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SIGA Technologies reaches final stages of smallpox drug trial

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies has reached the final stages of its clinical trial for a drug that could cure small pox.
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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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FDA issues new blood donation guidelines due to Zika threat

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines for donating blood to travelers that have visited countries with outbreaks of the Zika virus.
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GenArraytion develops first test to identify Zika virus

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GenArraytion Inc. has created the first test capable of identifying the Zika virus and other mosquito-caused illnesses.
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Vaccine developed to beat dengue fever faces clinical trial

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers in Brazil are launching a clinical trial for a vaccine they believe can prevent dengue fever, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
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University of Texas renames Center for Infectious Disease after late scientist

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. John LaMontagne will have a research center named after him at the University of Texas.
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Malaria treatments ineffective against drug-resistant parasites in Cambodia

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the NIAID, a branch of the NIH, found that the first-line malaria treatment being used in Cambodia is ineffective because the parasites have developed resistance.
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FDA issues request for public comment on clinical trial design

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FDA is seeking public commentary regarding the designs of clinical trials related to emerging diseases.
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Emergent introduces spin-off's board of directors

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent Biosolutions has announced the selection of its spin-off company’s board of directors.
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Nanopore sequencing could aid outbreak efforts in remote areas

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers recently detailed the sequencing capabilities of the nanopore sequencer as a tool for remote areas affected by an outbreak.
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Study of malaria diagnostics during Ebola outbreak suggests feasibility

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study that evaluated the feasibility of carrying out malaria diagnostics during an outbreak of Ebola in the Emerging Infectious Disease journal.
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FDA discusses latest E. coli outbreak

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FDA issued an update on a multi-state outbreak of E. coli this week.
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