Mass spectrometry devices net PNNL $10 million

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 @ 2:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Analytical technology from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has netted $10 million in licensing income for the lab and its operator, Battelle, the lab announced on Thursday.
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Sandia seeks senior emergency planner

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories is looking to hire a senior emergency planner at their Livermore, Calif., facility, according to a recent job listing.
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DHS announces Incident Command System transfer to commercial market

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 @ 3:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The next-generation Incident Command System (NCIS) has been transferred to the Worldwide Incident Command Services Corp. (WISC), the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced on Thursday.
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FEMA seeks lead emergency management specialist

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 @ 5:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking to hire a lead emergency management specialist at its Philadelphia office, a job listing posted on Friday said. Basic requirements include U.S. citizenship and the ability to pass a background check. Selective Service registration also must be completed if the applicant is male.
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SCE&G to test V.C. Summer nuclear plant sirens today

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SCE&G said that it will test its warning sirens at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station for three minutes today at 1 p.m. EDT. Residents within a 10-mile radius of the facility, based in Fairfield County, South Carolina, near Jenkinsville, should note that this is a test and that they should not be alarmed by the longer test.
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Gurucul named MVP for threat detection prowess

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA) suite was recognized by the Computer Technology Review and received the group's Most Valuable Product (MVP) award in the security category, the company announced on Monday.
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Providence Health and Services seeks emergency and trauma services line director

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Providence Health and Services is looking to hire a director for the emergency and trauma services line at the Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Wash.
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Russian Foreign Ministry praises BTWC on 40th anniversary

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In honor of the recent 40th anniversary of the implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), the Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement on Monday, praising the BTWC as the central binding document that bans the use, research and proliferation of biological weapons, as well as the weaponization of biological agents.
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Luminex launches NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel assay

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 @ 7:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Luminex Corp. launched its NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel on Monday, an assay the company said can detect 22 pathogens in a single test. The company said the device utilizes reagents that already have been pre-plated, which allows preparation for the detection process to be completed within minutes.
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Boehner says nuclear deal with Iran threatens peace in region, world

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 @ 12:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that the U.S. deal with Iran on that country’s nuclear program is a direct threat to peace and security of the Middle East and the world.
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Cepheid appoints Daskal new executive vice president

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ilan Daskal has been appointed to serve as Cepheid's executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced Tuesday, with responsibilities including worldwide financial operations, information technology and investor relations management.
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Bravaco speaks to UN Disarmament Commission

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Importance of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty stressed during speech.
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UN Disarmament Commission continues deliberation

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 @ 5:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Political factors at heart of impasse between countries with nuclear weapons and those without
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World Bank hiring disaster risk management specialist

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deadline to apply for D.C.-based position is April 28
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Profectus Ebola vaccine shown to be effective

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A vaccine candidate against Ebola virus disease from Profectus BioSciences Inc. has shown to be effective in prevention during pre-clinical trials, the company announced on Thursday.
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ASM agrees with CDC call to remove six agents from bio-threat list

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 @ 5:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) said on Tuesday that it agrees with the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking recommendation that eliminates six biological agents from the list of top threats to public health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the recommendation in February.
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FEMA seeks emergency management specialist in K.C.

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 @ 6:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking to hire an emergency management specialist for its Kansas City, Missouri, office, a listing posted on Tuesday said. This is a temporary position scheduled to last no longer than two years.
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Molecular Devices unveils new reader system

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 @ 2:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Molecular Devices, LLC on Thursday unveiled a new microplate reader -- the SpectraMax -- to read fluorescence, luminescence and monochromator absorbance for detection purposes.
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State Sen. O'Mara announces DHS grants for constituents

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The office of New York State Sen. Thomas O'Mara announced on Thursday that the counties he serves were awarded public safety and security grants from the federal Homeland Security Grant Program.
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FLIR receives production order from Defense Department

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FLIR Systems, Inc. on Thursday announced it has received a second, full-rate production order under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Department of Defense.
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