Study finds U.S. capability to handle Ebola outbreak limited but sufficient

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study from the 'Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology' this week suggests that the U.S. is capable of treating another Ebola virus outbreak, despite limitations.
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Norwegian prime minister visits OPCW headquarters

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 4:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg paid a visit to the OPCW on Wednesday to discuss cooperative efforts.
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Profectus BioSciences to develop equine encephalitis virus vaccine

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 8:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Profectus BioSciences was awarded a $4.6 million contract this week to develop a vaccine for equine encephalitis.
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Woodson details global health support

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 9:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson issued a statement through the Health.mil website this week detailing the Military Health System’s (MHS) efforts for global health.
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Sanofi Pasteur's new dengue vaccine approved for Mexico

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 @ 9:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A dengue virus vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur has been given regulatory approval in Mexico, the company announced Wednesday.
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FEMA announces open emergency management specialist position

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA is seeking an emergency management specialist to serve as a situation unit leader.
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IOM3 honors Avon Rubber with Prince Philip Award

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining awarded its Prince Philip Award to Avon Rubber in November.
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FEMA seeks emergency management mitigation specialists

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA announced openings for emergency management specialists in mitigation on Wednesday.
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Antibodies found to be potential inhibitors for chikungunya virus

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BSRI researchers recently found antibodies that have been effective in inhibiting the chikungunya virus in animal models.
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HHS to support mass respirator development

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services will support the development of rapid manufacturing systems for N95 respirators.
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CDC issues travel notices for Zika virus in Central, South America

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC issued travel notices this week regarding recent outbreaks of the Zika virus in Mexico, and parts of Central and South America.
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Protection against anthrax infection increases with new irradiation research

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although irradiation of the anthrax virus can be a helpful way to eliminate its threat, the process can also restrict the ability to trace its strain. 
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Halyard Health to develop ventilator manufacturing enhancements

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Halyard Health Inc. has been awarded a contract from BARDA that would facilitate the development of manufacturing enhancements for ventilator production.
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Yisheng Biopharma, U.S. Army to collaborate on Ebola candidate

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Yisheng Biopharma Co. and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) recently announced a collaboration to develop an Ebola vaccine.
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ECDC reports potential link between Zika virus, GBS and microcephaly

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The ECDC recently issued a report indicating a potential link between the Zika virus, microcephaly and Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
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HRSA issues request for panel facilitator services

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The HRSA seeks market capabilities in panel facilitator services this week.
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Special envoy on Ebola speaks with United Nations at press conference

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy on Ebola, spoke with the UN News Center in a recent press conference regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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DARPA issues broad agency announcement for RADICS research

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DARPA has issued a broad agency announcement for research in rapid attack detection, isolation and characterizations systems.
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FEMA seeks grants management, telecommunication specialists

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA announced on Tuesday that it is seeking a grants management specialist and a telecommunication specialist in Bothell, Washington.
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Battelle researcher wins Dr. Billy Richardson NBC award

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle announced this week that Katie Hardin, a research scientist, has been awarded the Dr. Billy Richardson Young Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Researcher Award. 
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