CDC seeks director of Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking to hire a director for its Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
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Legislative branch hiring senior program manager

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Office of Protective Services and Continuity is looking to fill a position for a senior program manager.
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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Evidence Technician Markwardt trains at CDP

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tabitha Markwardt
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Smiths Detection scanner receives ECAC regulatory approval

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection, a security solutions company, announced on Monday that its HI-SCAN 10080 XCT Explosives Detection System achieved an approval milestone with the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
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FEMA launches Spanish-language app

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched its first Spanish-language app on Monday designed to help individuals in the event of a disaster.
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Obama praises destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Barack Obama on Monday hailed the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons by the M/V Cape Ray.
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Emergent BioSolutions signs license agreement with MorphoSys

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, a biopharmaceutical company that develops products to address emerging health threats, announced a license agreement on Tuesday to co-develop a prostate cancer antibody with MorphoSys AG.
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WHO provides update on Ebola virus outbreak

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization announced on Tuesday that there were 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) between August 14-16 and 84 deaths in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Guinea.
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Army releases new smallpox vaccination brochure

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smallpox
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U.N. Conference on Disarmament members give statements in Geneva

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dato Mazlan Muhammad of Malaysia, the president of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, joined representatives from eight countries in delivering statements on Tuesday in Geneva.
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Aeolus files IND with FDA for radiation countermeasure

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it filed an investigational new drug application (IND) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to enable a Phase I study of its radiation countermeasure.
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PositiveID ships M-BAND to Korean Peninsula for testing

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation, a biological detection systems developer, announced on Wednesday that one of its detection systems has been sent to the Korean Peninsula for testing to protect the U.S. military.
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Study investigates 2010 Bhutanese anthrax outbreak

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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CDC completes personal preparedness program pilot

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently completed a pilot program to increase personal preparedness as part of its workforce culture.
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Scientists develop effective Marburg virus treatment

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Marburg virus
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Date set for Wisconsin's 48th annual emergency management conference

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management announced on Saturday that the 48th annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security will take place on March 11-12.
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Study investigates 2009 Scottish injectional anthrax outbreak

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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NACCHO releases report on syndromic surveillance systems

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently released the findings of an ad hoc workgroup convened to study how local health departments can better integrate syndromic surveillance systems into their operations.
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UCSD seeks emergency preparedness coordinator

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

University of California, San Diego is seeking an emergency preparedness coordinator.
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Computerworld applauds PositiveID's Firefly Dx

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 @ 1:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation's Firefly Dx system was recently featured in Computerworld.
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