DARPA issues solicitation for radical biological technologies

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released a solicitation on Wednesday for innovative research proposals of interest for its Biological Technologies Office (BTO).
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Port of Los Angeles seeks deputy chief of police

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Port of Los Angeles is looking to hire a deputy chief of police for Field Operations and its Emergency Management group.
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ASM supports proposed Accelerating Biomedical Research Act

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recently announced its support for the proposed Accelerating Biomedical Research Act, which would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health.
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CDC TB lab resumes transfer of inactivated materials

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tuberculosis
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Naval Postgraduate School issues solicitation for research proposals

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School recently issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) for proposals to research advanced systems and concepts for weapons of mass destruction countermeasures.
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CDC names members of new safety workgroup

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday the creation of an external laboratory safety workgroup.
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WIRB-Copernicus Group acquires Alliance Biosciences

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, announced on Thursday that it acquired Alliance Biosciences, a biosafety and biosecurity consultant.
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Argon Electronics offers suggestions for effective CBRN training

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Steven Pike
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New York Guard participates in distribution exercise

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York Guard, the state's volunteer defense force, conducted a distribution exercise on Friday as part of its week-long annual training period.
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Nominee for deputy FEMA head Joseph Nimmich testifies at Senate panel

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joseph Nimmich
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Wivenhoe Group partners with CHCER to develop readiness program

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Wivenhoe Group, a vulnerability assessment consulting firm, announced on Friday that it will partner with the Center for Healthcare Emergency Readiness (CHCER) to develop a hospital emergency readiness program.
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DoD report outlines strategies to counter bioweapons

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense recently identified biological weapons as a continuing threat in a comprehensive outline of its strategy to counter weapons of mass destruction.
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GAO report outlines FEMA's progress on efficiency

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chris Currie
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California National Guard trains for CBRN incidents at CDP

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the California National Guard recently trained at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness to learn how to manage incidents in an area contaminated with chemical or biological hazards.
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PaxVax obtains up to $62 million in financing

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PaxVax, Inc., a biodefense and travel vaccine company, announced on Monday that it secured up to $62 million in financing as part of its acquisition of an oral typhoid vaccine.
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New York scientists sequence DNA to fight foodborne disease outbreaks

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center Laboratories are using next-generation DNA sequencing techniques to pinpoint the source of Salmonella outbreaks.
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DHS announces FY 2014 grant allocations

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced grant allocations for fiscal year 2014 on Friday totaling more than $1.6 billion for seven DHS preparedness grant programs.
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DTRA biological and chemical defense conference to be held in November

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) 2014 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Conference will be held from Nov. 17-21 in St. Louis, Mo.
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Smiths Detection obtains contract for airport X-ray scanner

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection, an advanced security solutions developer, announced on Monday that it won a contract with Bremen Airport in Germany for an advanced high-speed X-ray inspection system that checks baggage for explosives.
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Study examines practicality of genome sequencing for salmonella surveillance

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Salmonella
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