Minnesota NHPC attends FEMA preparedness course

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Forty members of Minnesota's Northeast Healthcare Preparedness Coalition recently attended a pandemic preparedness course conducted by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to FEMA.
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Vermont updates local emergency operations plan template

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security recently released a new local emergency operations plan template, according to a DEMHS newsletter.
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PositiveID Corporation adds U.S. Homeland Security expert to advisory board

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation said on Tuesday that Thomas DiNanno is the newest member of its advisory board, and will join Mike Campbell, Yuval Rabin and Kimothy Smith in securing opportunities for the company's M-BAND and Firefly products.
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NCT and KIPS shows join forces for CBRNe EurAsia conference

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 2014 Non-Conventional Threat event recently announced that it will join the Kiev International Protection, Security and Fire Safety event's fourth edition in a EurAsia showcase March 3-6 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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House passes Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that would ensure that homeland security grant money is available for medical preparedness activities, including medical supplies used by first responders.
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House passes bill to help responders prepare for emergencies

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would let certain homeland security grants be spent on first responders to prepare for medical emergencies.
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Army seeks information to fill 'data gaps' for cleanups at Gerstle River Test Site

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Environmental Conservation said on Monday that it is looking for any information regarding cleanups at the Gerstle River Test Site in Alaska before or after its closure in the early 1970's.
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CBRN First Response 2014 conference seeks to enhance emergency response

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 2014 CBRN First Response conference will take place on February 11 and 12 at the Mercure Hotel in Leicester, United Kingdom, and highlight the future of CBRN countermeasures and emergency response.
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HHS supports development of anti-bioterrorism drug

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday that it will fund the development of a new drug to protect individuals against bioterrorism threats.
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Registration now open for Wisconsin emergency management conference

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Registration is now open for the 47th Annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management said on Monday.
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Soligenix CEO to present at BIO CEO and Investor Conference

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., said on Wednesday that its Chief Executive Officer Christopher Schaber will present at the 16th Annual BIO CEO Investor Conference on Monday in New York City.
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Rempex awarded BARDA contract worth up to $90 million

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rempex Pharmaceuticals announced on Wednesday that it was awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority worth up to $90 million for the development of Carbavance, a multidrug resistant gram-negative treatment.
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Hawaii Biotech receives anthrax antitoxin grant from NIAID

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hawaii Biotech, Inc., a suburban Honolulu-based biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday that it received a grant worth up to $7.4 million to develop anthrax antitoxin drugs.
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Alabama State Troopers receive field force training from FEMA

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA said on Tuesday that more than 200 Alabama State Troopers will attend the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness during early this year.
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Elusys announces full enrollment in Phase 3 anthrax anti-toxin studies

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it has completed enrollment in three Phase 3 clinical safety studies and one tolerability study of its ETI-204 anti-toxin treatment against inhalational anthrax.
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CDC's Select Agents Program protects against bioterror threats

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Select Agents Program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ensures that biosafety measures protect the American public from anthrax and other threats, a CDC official said on Thursday.
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ASTHO to hold leadership meeting in March

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials recently announced it would hold its Leadership in Government Meeting and Hill Day on March 4-6 at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington.
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Roger Mason returns to Noblis, Inc., as senior vice president of national security and intelligence

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Noblis, Inc., said on Wednesday that former Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses Roger Mason has become the senior vice president of National Security and Intelligence.
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OritaniBank Charitable Foundation donates $46,000 to volunteer emergency responders

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently donated approximately $46,000 in grants to volunteer fire departments and ambulance corps throughout various towns where Oritani Bank has branch offices, including the Township of Washington.
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DHS staff members attend annual Day on the Hill

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Staff members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and congressional members recently attended a demonstration of several science and technology projects during the annual DHS Day on the Hill.
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