Pfenex recombinant anthrax vaccine receives active IND status

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The recombinant anthrax vaccine Px563L received active Investigational New Drug (IND) status and additional funding through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) from the Department of Health and Human Services, developer Pfenex Inc. announced today.
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NewLink Genetics subsidiary awarded $30 million contract for Ebola vaccine

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 @ 9:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $30 million contract to BioProtection Systems for the manufacturing and development of the investigational rVSV-EBOV Ebola vaccine.
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Chimerix summarizes highlights of 2014

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 @ 3:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix, Inc. released their end of the year report on what has happened in the development of antiviral medicine, specifically the testing process of their brincidofovir (BCV) Ebola treatment candidate, on Tuesday.
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Florida Division of Emergency Management coordinates response efforts across state

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) primarily work to facilitate the efforts of other state agencies, no matter what type of incident occurs.
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SES joins consortium to fight Ebola with mobile lab

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SES, a satellite communications company, announced on Monday that it was teaming up with a collaborative group that runs a mobile laboratory to improve response time in the fight against the Ebola virus.
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CDC director: Ebola remains virulent in parts of Africa

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 @ 5:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Monday that there is still work to be done to fight the Ebola virus, a day after he returned from his second visit to three affected countries in Africa.
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Ebola survivor returns to treat patients

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rebecca Johnson, a Sierra Leone nurse who was reported to be infected with the Ebola virus on Nov. 14 returned to work on Monday after surviving the disease.
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NIH-sponsored Ebola, Marburg trial in Uganda shows positive results

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Early-stage clinical trials of two experimental vaccines for the Ebola and Marburg viruses developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently showed positive results in healthy adult volunteers in Uganda.
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GAO report finds gaps in emergency preparedness

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that detailed gaps in the nation's preparedness in the case of a catastrophic event categorized of having "no notice" on Dec. 19, they also released suggestions to fix the government's shortcomings.
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Biological detection company moving forward with airborne pathogen product

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A biological detection and diagnostics solutions developer released on Tuesday its 2014 year-end update on the opportunities in the market for its medical diagnostics and homeland security technologies.
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Incident manager recounts CDC's Ebola response

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Inger Damon has served as the Ebola incident manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emergency Operations Center since July 30.
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Gila County constantly strives to improve biological preparedness

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 @ 11:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Services in Arizona places a strong emphasis on staying equipped for biological threats, and using education and training to continuously enhance efforts.
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Fort Lauderdale CERT program equips members for medical response

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fort Lauderdale's CERT program equips its participants with medical training that allows them to assist with the response to a biological threat through support of Point Of Dispensing (POD) sites, as included in the city's plan.
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Navy unit aims to expand dengue, Chikungunya tests in Latin America

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) is currently conducting passive clinical-base surveillance in Latin America, testing for both dengue and Chikungunya fever, with plans to expand the effort next year, the Naval Medical and Research Development News said in its December issue.
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Soligenix test vaccines show promise against ricin, anthrax

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix said Monday that two of its products demonstrated “protective immunity” against exposure to ricin and anthrax in animal testing.
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FLIR to fill $27.1 million military order for protective gear

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 6:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FLIR Systems, Inc., has received a $27.1 million full-rate production order under a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense that will facilitate the production of the company's line of protective equipment, the firm said Monday.
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Barr nets deal to supply adenovirus vaccines to U.S. military

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) recently awarded a Full Rate Production Contract to Barr Laboratories to supply adenovirus vaccines through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
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CDC seeking emergency operations director

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S.
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Brookhaven Lab seeks manager for laboratory protection manager

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Brookhaven National Lab, based in N.Y., is seeking to hire a manager of the Laboratory Protection Division, according to a job posting released in Dec. This full-time position reports to the Associate Laboratory Director for Facilities and Operations.
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American Red Cross seeks regional disaster program officer

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Red Cross is seeking a Regional Disaster Program Officer (RDPO) for the N.H.
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