Profectus BioSciences presents pre-clinical filovirus vaccine data

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 10:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Profectus BioSciences recently presented pre-clinical data on its VesiculoVax vaccine candidate.
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NIH issues 'sources sought' notification for pathogen research

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a "sources sought" notification in researching host and pathogen interactions this week.
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Cassilly tours Smiths Detection's Edgewood, Maryland, facility

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 @ 1:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Maryland state Sen. Bob Cassilly (R-Harford County) recently toured the Smiths Detection Inc. facility in Edgewood, Maryland.
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Cassilly tours Smiths Detection's Edgewood facility

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 @ 12:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. announced on Wednesday that Maryland State Sen. Bob Cassilly (R-34) recently toured their facility located in Edgewood, Maryland.
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Smiths to provide UK military with chemical detection equipment

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 @ 10:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. announced  Monday it has been awarded a $9.16 million contract from General Dynamics U.K. to equip U.K. military vehicles with its LCD 3.3 detection devices.
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Smiths Detection launches new automatic detection software

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 @ 3:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Tuesday that they have launched the iCmore software suite for automatic detection of potential threats and contraband within cargo screening actions and applications.
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NIH releases information on organophosphate research

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 @ 12:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released information on a project through the University of Montana that they have provided funding for, in which researchers study the properties of organophosphates found in nerve agents.
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SDI's latest X-ray system qualifies for updated cargo screening list

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The HI-SCAN 6040-2 X-ray screening system has been accepted into the qualified category of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL), Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced on Thursday.
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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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NIH issues National Biosafety Stewardship Month notice

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice at the end of September that announced the National Biosafety Stewardship Month and served as a reminder of health and safety requirements for grantees.
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Iowa's Dubuque County taps SDI for courthouse security systems

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 @ 10:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) will be supplying the courthouse in Dubuque County, Iowa, with a new security screening system and support services, the company announced on Oct. 14.
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Smiths Detection announces three green sustainability initiatives

Monday, Oct 19, 2015 @ 9:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

SDI also partnered with the Regional Manufacturing Energy Conservation Program.
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Favipiravir shows positive results as Lassa virus treatment in animal models

Friday, Oct 16, 2015 @ 7:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study from the National Institutes of Health indicated that a candidate treatment for the Ebola virus has shown efficacy against the Lassa virus in animal models, it announced on Tuesday.
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Bavarian Nordic initiates Sierra Leone Ebola vaccine study

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

This study acts as a parallel track to similar studies being conducted in the United States, Africa and Europe. Studies in the U.K.
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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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Smiths Detection launches new compact scanner

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 @ 9:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced the launch of a new compact scanner, the HI-SCAN 6040C, on Monday. 
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NIH issues details for CNS program

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 @ 7:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released details this month on a new program, called the CounterACT Neurotherapeutics Screening (CNS) Program, in order to accelerate countermeasure development for chemical threats.
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VIBATIV shows promise in fight against MRSA

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application from Theravance Biopharma for its drug VIBATIV (telavancin), which combats hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia. 
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Study shows vaccine candidate targets key malaria protein

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 @ 7:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released a report Friday that detailed a study of the RTS,S vaccine that is in clinical testing against malaria. The vaccine candidate targets the circumsporozoite protein (CSP) that the parasite releases as it enters a host, primarily by mosquito bite.
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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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