LTE shows potential for emergency service use

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 @ 8:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Market research from ABI indicates that the role of the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) communication standard in first responder and public safety is likely to grow, they announced on Thursday.
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Emergent announces launch of Emergard military-grade auto-injector

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions has launched a military-grade auto-injection device, Emergard, which is able to manage self-injections of antidotes and other countermeasures against chemical and related threats, the company announced on Monday.
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Soligenix agrees to $10 million equity agreement

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 @ 3:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc. announced on Monday that it has entered into an equity purchase agreement with Kodiak Capital Group,LLC; River North Equity, LLC and Kingsbrook Opportunities Master Fund LP.
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Eurofins announces acquisition of Bio-Access

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eurofins Scientific announced Monday that it has been successful in acquiring a controlling stake in Bio-Access.
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Virginia county seeks emergency-management specialist

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 @ 6:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Arlington County (Virginia) Office of Emergency Management said in a recent job posting that it has an opening for an emergency management specialist. This position will focus on managing and implementing coordination programs involving volunteer efforts and donation activity during an emergency or disaster situation.
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OraQuick Ebola test receives emergency use authorization

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 @ 9:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

FDA approves use of rapid antigen test by labs and medical facilities.
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InDevR names new regulatory affairs director

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

InDevR, Inc., announced on Tuesday that Elizabeth Malo will serve as its director of regulatory affairs.
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SPA awarded contract to assist Defense Department's JIDA

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) announced Monday it has been awarded a one-year contract with possible extensions to provide assistance to the Acquisition Policy and Oversight Division of the Joint Improvised-Threat Agency (JIDA).
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Protea begins REDIChip shipments

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Protea Biosciences Group Inc. has commenced shipments of REDIchips to clients in North America, Asia and Europe, the company announced Tuesday.
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Department of Commerce seeks an emergency management specialist

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 @ 8:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced a job opening for an emergency management specialist at their Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday.
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PositiveID, GenArraytion to partner on testing assay compatibility

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 @ 2:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Companies teaming up to test new polymerase chain reaction technology.
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Sierra Leone Ebola case update released

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Ebola Response Center (NERC) and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation released an update on the ongoing Ebola outbreak on Tuesday.
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Sightline Innovation praises Canadian NML Ebola vaccine development

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sightline Innovation Inc. has offered its congratulations to the scientists at the Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in their development of an Ebola vaccine, which is currently undergoing a clinical trial in Guinea, they announced Wednesday.
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Osceola County seeks emergency mangement planner

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 @ 7:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Osceola County Emergency Management Department in Florida posted a job opening Tuesday for an emergency management planner.
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NAPSG holds innaugural geospatial preparedness summit

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 @ 9:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Alliance for Public Safety and Geographic Information Systems (NAPSG) Foundation held its inaugural National Geospatial Preparedness Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Homeland Security Committee releases Terror Threat Snapshot

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 @ 9:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the August 2015 Terror Threat Snapshot on Tuesday.
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Emergent to spin off oncological and hematological therapeutics development

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 @ 3:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. announced on Thursday that it intends to spin off a portion of the company into a separate publicly traded company. The new company will largely focus on oncological and hematological therapeutics development. Emergent will retain products and development programs specifically for the biological defense markets.
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Army's CBRNE teams welcomes counterparts from Saudi Arabia

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members from the U.S. Army 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command welcomed Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) experts from Saudi Arabia on Monday to the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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SGR releases report on risks of U.K. nuclear weapons

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) released a report Thursday that detailed the risks posed by continued deployment of U.K. Trident nuclear weapons.
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LA Metro seeks homeland security specialist

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Los Angeles Metro is seeking an opening for a senior emergency homeland security specialist.
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