PharmAthene presents new Sparvax anthrax vaccine data

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthene, Inc., announced on Thursday that it presented new analytical data from its SparVax anthrax vaccine program at the 114th general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Boston.
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DARPA's MTO develops new electronics for national defense

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) said on Wednesday that it recently took on new challenges to maintain the American military's strategic technological advantage.
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WHO establishes third committee to broker consensus on smallpox destruction

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smallpox
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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County seeks emergency management coordinator

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) is looking to hire an emergency management coordinator.
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Researchers discover how Ebola enters human cells

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lukas Tamm
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GAO recommends DOT and DHS establish monitoring guidelines

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Government Accountability Office recently recommended that the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the DHS direct the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and FEMA to establish guidelines to monitor, evaluate and report on collaborative efforts.
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Latin American countries participate in chemical emergency response training

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The government of Argentina and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) co-sponsored an emergency response course from May 19-24 in Buenos Aires.
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Security consultation firm IMG releases security tips ahead of 2014 World Cup

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security consulting firm Incident Management Group (IMG) recently released tips to organizations concerned about event security and site protection in advance of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Leidos receives contract worth up to $900 million from Air Force

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leidos, a national security company, announced on Wednesday that it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide support for homeland defense and security technical area tasks.
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Alion receives $2.8 million contract from DTRA

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alion Science and Technology, a technology solutions firm, announced on Thursday that it received a $2.8 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop a detection system to identify nuclear-fueled explosives.
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FBI seeks crisis management specialist

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FBI is looking to hire a crisis management specialist.
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Defense Threat Reduction Agency issues request for information

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The federal Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently announced that it is looking to identify qualified contractors in the private sector who can develop CBRNE counterforce technology.
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Polyoxoniobates able to decontaminate chemical agents

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) found that compounds called polyoxoniobates can degrade and decontaminate nerve agents like sarin gas, according to a study recently published in the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
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Report details challenges faced by synthetic biological technologies

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Policy researchers released a report on Wednesday detailing the challenges faced by U.S. government agencies that regulate the use of sophisticated synthetic biology technologies to engineer plants and microbes.
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Berkeley Nucleonics develops remote isotope detection app

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

California-based Berkeley Nucleonics Corp. recently launched a new smartphone app that allows users to manage radiation isotope identifiers from a distance.
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Army holds medical product development workshop

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) offered a workshop on May 1 designed to teach product managers how to complete the process of approving medical products for the military.
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Velleca named CEO of G1 Therapeutics

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mark Velleca
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China hosts Third Advanced Assistance and Protection Course

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A total of 21 experts from 17 states parties recently participated in the Third Advanced Assistance and Protection Course held by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in China.
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Sarepta Therapeutics cuts ribbon on new headquarters

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chris Garabedian
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DHS accepting National Resilience Award nominations

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security recently began accepting applications for the Rick Rescorla National Resilience Award.
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