City of Tampa, Florida, seeks lead emergency planner

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Tampa, Florida, is accepting applications for a lead emergency planner until June 15.
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Protea begins new mass spec technology

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 @ 2:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Protea Biosciences Group Inc. recently created a new silicon chip technology that allows researchers to rapidly identify and quantify the number of small molecules that are located within biofluids.
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FDA grants approval for anthrax treatment

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a Biologics License Application (BLA) for review from Elusys Therapeutics Inc.'s potential treatment for anthrax, Anthim, the company announced Monday.
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Vietnam hosts forum on Chemical Weapons Convention

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 @ 3:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In collaboration with the Vietnam Chemical Agency and the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recently hosted a seminar in Hanoi covering the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), chemical safety and security management within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
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BioSante shares latest case study results on BioVant

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 @ 11:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The company's calcium phosphate nanoparticle-based vaccine adjuvant shows promise in preventing flu
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908 Devices awarded $11.5 million for detection development

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

908 Devices has been awarded an $11.5 million contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to facilitate the development of chemical detection devices, it announced Tuesday.
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Mikulski calls for investigation on anthrax shipments

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 @ 7:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a letter last week, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) urged the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a thorough investigation into the accidental shipments of live anthrax spores.
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OPCW director-general makes 2-day visit to Algeria

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 @ 7:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General, Ahmet Uzumcu visited Algeria on Monday and Tuesday. During his visit, Uzumcu opened the 13th Regional Meeting of National Authorities in Africa  in the city of Algiers, OPCW said.
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Spain hosts international course in chemical weapons topics

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) held its fifth course on the analysis of chemicals in line with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in Madrid, the organization announced Tuesday.
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DOD issues grants to 22 projects

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Projects part of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative.
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Heat stabilizers can inactivate pathogens, study says

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 @ 3:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) stated in an article in BMC Microbiology that heat stabilization is capable of inactivating certain pathogens, they announced Tuesday.
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CDC gives overview of emergency communications program

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 @ 7:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an overview of its Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication program on Tuesday. The program consists of training, shared information and other informational materials for public information officers.
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New York seeking emergency support coordinator

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 @ 7:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Office of Emergency Management in New York City recently posted a job opening for an emergency support coordinator. The coordinator would be responsible for the organization, deployment and preparation activity for emergency equipment and other supplies.
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Government of Jordan, U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs host workshop on Security Council Resolution 1540

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent workshop, focused on the implementation of ideas contained in the U.N. Security Council's resolution 1540 for member states of the League of Arab States, was headed up by representatives from the government of Jordan and the U.N. Office for Disarmament.
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Pakistan, US meet to discuss security, strategic stability issues

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 @ 3:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Seventh round of talks take place in Washington, D.C.
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British scientists release Ebola sequencing data

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 @ 4:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first data set has been released by a team of British scientists taking part in an international, multi-organizational effort to stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
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Arno Therapeutics and U.S. Army researchers to study antiviral effects of AR-12

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Arno Therapeutics, Inc. said Wednesday that it has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement and material transfer agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to study the antiviral effects of AR-12. Arno Therapeutics, a Flemington, New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical firm that focuses on the development of therapeutic agents to treat patients with cancer and other potentially fatal diseases, and the Army research institute will study the
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Dallas County seeks emergency management officer

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management of Dallas County announced in a recent job posting an opening for an emergency management officer in the planning section.
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Philippines Sen. Trillanes calls for stricter regulation of products used in terrorism

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Philippines Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has called on fellow senators to pass a measure, which would establish stricter regulations on goods and technology that could potentially be used for terrorism, the senate announced Friday.
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York Region, Canada, seeks emergency plans and operations program manager

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 @ 12:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer of York Region in Ontario, Canada has an opening for a program manager in emergency plans and operations; they will be taking applications until Tuesday.
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