Landry: Regulators keep consumers safe

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Denise Landry of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently said that regulators enforce standards and keep consumers safe while maintaining an open dialogue with pharmaceuticals, according to a recent article in Yale Insights.
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Researchers develop apps for disaster planning, flu forecasting

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Center for the Study of Preparedness & Catastrophic Event Response, also known as PACER, recently announced the development of a new suite of applications for disaster planning and flu forecasting.
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Mississippi scores well in CDC preparedness report

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced on Thursday that the state outperformed target scores in every measured area as part of a new report on public health and emergency preparedness capabilities.
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Marine Combat Center CERT trains members of the community

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center said on Thursday that the Mission Assurance Division G-7 will train a class of volunteers in disaster readiness on Feb. 25.
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ARS researchers develop new rapid assay for botulinum detection

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Botulinum toxin
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California first responders train for disasters at CDP

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Twenty-three healthcare professionals, first responders and public health workers from Napa County, California, recently trained together on how to respond to mass casualty incidents, according to the county's Health and Human Services Agency.
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Argon to exhibit at CBRN First Response

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Argon Electronics said on Friday that it will show its latest simulators at the CBRN First Response conference on Feb. 11-12 in Leicester at the Mecure Hotel.
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Bioterrorism simulation exercise in California successful

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A multilateral emergency response test recently measured the ability of multiple emergency response organizations across California to work together to respond to chemical and bioterrorism threats.
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Sarepta's Marburg drug candidate demonstrates positive safety results in trial

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based RNA therapeutics developer, announced positive safety results on Monday from a Phase I clinical study of a drug candidate to treat Marburg virus infection.
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ISI Security says private sector must prepare for food defense regulations

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ISI Security, a security solutions provider, recently said that proposed regulations to increase food defense will increase financial burden on the food industry and the private sector must take on the added defense responsibilities.
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U.S. seeks new tools to fight multiple drug-resistant bacteria

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Defense issued a request for information on Feb. 3 to identify Small organic Molecule Inhibitors that potently and effectively inhibit multiple drug resistance bacterial pathogens.
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Army unit trains to handle CBRNE threats

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army's 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, seventh Infantry Division, received CBRNE training in January at Fort Irwin's National Training Center.
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Pascrell: Bioterror threat a life or death matter

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 @ 6:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bill Pascrell
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Researchers to evaluate NDMS bed classification system

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Virginia Tech University plan to evaluate the reliability of bed classification systems used by the National Disaster Medical Service during national emergencies, according to the university's Carilion School of Medicine.
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Harvard University seeks emergency preparedness fellow

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Harvard University recently posted an emergency preparedness fellow opening in the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program on its recruiting information website.
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First FEMA Incident Workforce Academy class graduates

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently congratulated the first graduating class of the FEMA Incident Workforce Academy, an emergency preparedness class to ensure FEMA employees are prepared in the event of a national emergency.
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Hotzone Solutions provides training to Saudi Arabian diplomats

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hotzone Solutions announced on Friday that it provided training on international arms control treaties to diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia.
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Soldiers participate in WMD elimination training at Fort Irwin

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers with the 20th CBRNE Command recently participated in a weapons of mass destruction elimination exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
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PositiveID to present at Investorideas.com security conference

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID, a developer of biological detection systems, will present on the subject of biodefense during an upcoming conference sponsored by Investorideas.com, the research and news portal said on Tuesday.
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EPA evaluates biological threat decontamination procedures

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and federal partners announced on Wednesday the results of Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation, a multi-year project that tested and evaluated decontamination procedures for biological incidents.
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