Soligenix: Ricin vaccine shows early promise

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 @ 5:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix presented preliminary trial data on Friday at the American Society of Microbiology on the potential success of its vaccine against ricin, RiVax.
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Global Security Asia 2015 conference to focus on ISIS

Friday, Feb 13, 2015 @ 7:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organizers of the Global Security Asia (GSA) 2015 Counter-terrorism Conference and Exhibition said this week that the focus of the conference will be ISIS and what threats the terrorist group poses in the region.
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Avon Protection unveils new PPE technology

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Avon Protection and SecureBio, Ltd. have developed a new line of personal protective equipment (
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FEMA seeks deputy regional administrators for multiple offices

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 @ 3:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking to fill the deputy regional administration position at eight offices, according to a job posting at the USA Jobs website.
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Department of Homeland Security will make statement on Countering Violent Extremism at White House Summit

Monday, Feb 16, 2015 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, will participate in the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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WHO meeting tackles Ebola response measures, needs

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) released notes from a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 14-16 to discuss the impact of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and measures to prevent future outbreaks.
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Response Biomedical, Joinstar sign deal to develop testing assays

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Response Biomedical Corp. and Hangzhou Joinstar Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd., signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of testing assays under a $720,000 Technology Development Agreement, Response said Monday.
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Battelle wins eighth CBRN tech contract with U.S. Army

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 @ 6:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle, an applied science and technology company, said on Tuesday that it had entered into a new contract with the U.S. Army to safeguard chemical and biological detection equipment.
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Vaxin acquires Immune Targeting Systems in all-stock deal

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 @ 7:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Vaxin, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Immune Targeting Systems, Ltd (ITS).
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ICRC president speaks on nuclear disarmament

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a speech given by International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCR) President, Peter Maurer, stated and reinforced the IRCR's view that the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable to the international diplomatic community.
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Novavax Ebola vaccine will initiate first phase of clinical trials

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A vaccine against the Ebola virus from Novavax, Inc. will begin the first phase of clinical trials, the company announced Feb 12. The study will be conducted in Australia.
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Defense Department-based influenza drug enters Phase 3 study

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

About 2,000 individuals have successfully enrolled in two Phase 3 studies for an influenza drug that is backed by the U.S.
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Wound botulism caused by heroin use recorded in Norway and Scotland

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

About 23 cases of wound botulism have been reported in two European Countries related to heroin usage, according to a study released Monday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
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Gottemoeller adresses biosecurity for University of Virginia community

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 @ 8:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, addressed students and community members from the University of Va.
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Sandia's anthrax detector recognized with Federal Lab Consortium award

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 @ 8:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories announced on Tuesday that their anthrax detection device netted them the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer award. The Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics (BaDx) device is no larger than an average credit or debit card and is able to function without electricity and refrigeration, allowing it to be used anywhere with ease.
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Longmont, Colo., takes its lead from county in the event of an emergency

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the event of a biological outbreak or attack, the city of Longmont, Colorado, will look to the Boulder County Public Health Department for direction, the city's emergency manager recently told BioWatch.
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RHAM High School CERT equipped to assist

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 @ 10:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the only operating high school Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Connecticut, RHAM CERT assists first responders with emergencies and offers support before their arrival.
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Florida man sentenced for toxin development, conspiracy to kill U.K. woman

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 @ 1:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Florida man was sentenced to over nine years for the production and sale of deadly toxins and conspiracy to murder
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BARDA extends VaxInnate contract with $53 million deal

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

VaxInnate's contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has been extended to include the creation of two new influenza vaccines through the clinical trial process, they announced Thursday.
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Obama: United States will prevail in the face of violent extremism

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While delivering a speech at the recent summit on countering violent extremism, President Barack Obama said that the United States has a history of withstanding violent attacks and is prepared to continue to do so.
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