Virginia first responders train for mass casualty incidents

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

First responders in Prince William County, Virginia, recently received training from multiple mass casualty incident exercises, according to the county.
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262nd Engineer Company prepares for deployment with CBRN training

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maine Army National Guard said on Jan. 14 that the 262nd Engineer Company is receiving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training as part of a larger preparation program before deploying to Afghanistan later this year.
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FLIR welcomes Thomas A. Surran as new COO

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FLIR Systems, Inc., announced on Friday that William A. Sundermeir, the president of FLIR's Government Systems Division, resigned to pursue other business and personal opportunities and will be succeeded by Thomas A. Surran.
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Odierno pleased with Fort Leonard Wood's value and capabilities

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ray Odierno
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Russian news source suggests Russia played significant role in fighting deadly diseases

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent article by the Russkyi Reporter credited Soviet Union scientists with discoveries that eliminated some of the worst infectious diseases the world has ever seen, including smallpox, the plague and cholera.
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Emergent BioSolutions one step closer to acquiring Cangene

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, a Rockville, Maryland-based biopharmaceutical company, announced on Tuesday that the waiting period associated with the company's proposed acquisition of Cangene Corporation has expired.
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U.S. Army issues solicitation for bacteria detection technology

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity is seeking technology to improve upon available field tests to rapidly identify coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli in water, according to a recently released solicitation.
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Interpol convention focuses on emerging trends in terrorism

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Interpol Global Security and Counterterrorism Convention convened in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday and will conclude on Jan. 30, with the goal of identifying emerging trends in terrorism and transnational crime in order to develop a coordinated response.
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Terrorist threat on Sanral may lead to life in prison for culprit, when found

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Recent terrorist threats toward the South African National Roads Agency, Ltd., including an alleged bomb scare and two anthrax scares, may lead to a terrorism conviction for the culprit, the National Prosecuting Authority said.
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Danish initiative strengthens biosecurity and improves health in East Africa

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that they will work together on a pilot project to improve biosecurity and health in East Africa.
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New bacteriophage discovery gives insight in fight against anthrax

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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New strains of deadly plague could emerge

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Y. pestis
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NanoDetection Technology issues report on product pipeline

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NanoDetection Technology, Inc., a Franklin, Ohio-based company that develops diagnostic tests for potential lethal pathogens, released a report on Tuesday analyzing the company's 2013 product pipeline.
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CDC publishes anthrax prevention and treatment guidelines

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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DTRA researcher Brashears says NSA data collection does not need to invade privacy to be effective

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cornell University Professor of sociology Matthew Brashears, the principal investigator on a Defense Threat Reduction Agency research project, recently said that identifying terrorists is possible without invading personal privacy.
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Iowa offers CBRNE training for first responders

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iowa's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department recently announced a class for first responders related to medical management during events involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive materials.
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National Intelligence Director Clapper says Syria may be able to produce biological weapons

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Clapper
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George Washington University receives DARPA funding for biological threat detection research

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

George Washington University announced on Tuesday that one of its research teams will receive up to $14.6 million over five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Medizone receives fourth patent for anti-anthrax disinfection system

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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Software piracy hitting pharmaceutical bottom lines

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 @ 5:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, the pharmaceutical company behind the only U.S.-licensed anthrax vaccine, said on Thursday that pharmaceuticals and other U.S. manufacturers are losing money to the practice of international software piracy.
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