BVTI aims to hire interagency biodefense analyst

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 @ 3:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Best Value Technology (BVTI) said in a recent job posting that it is seeking an interagency biodefense analyst. This position acts as a support person for interagency coordination with biodefense assessment, prioritization efforts and risk-reduction activity in the field of homeland security.
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Uintah County official: Community ill-prepared for an attack

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 @ 4:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tal Ehlers -- who has a background in law enforcement, hazardous materials and EMS -- is the emergency management coordinator for Uintah County in northeast Utah. Unlike many other coordinators across the country, Ehlers’ county already has had an Ebola scare.
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EU gives overview in Ebola outbreak

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Union (EU) and the European Commission released a statement on the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus disease affecting West Africa on Monday. Within this announcement they announced a conference that will take place on Tuesday to address the current situation and adapt emergency response so that focus is on the eradication of the disease as well as the establishment of long-term support and recovery efforts in the three most heavily impacted countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
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Germany enters biological security partnership with Tunisia

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Foreign Office in Germany announced on Monday that the German-Tunisian Partnership Program for Excellence in Biological Security is underway after a Feb. 17 opening ceremony.
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Clements says education is best weapon against biological outbreaks, attacks

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States is "absolutely prepared" for a biological threat or outbreak, John D. Clements told BioPrepWatch in a recent interview.
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Multi-step strip could be used to detect Ebola, other diseases

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Engineers from the University of Rhode Island (URI) have developed a diagnostic tool that is paper-based and it utilizes fluid activated valves that allows multiple steps in the detection process, the university announced on Monday. Paper-based tests have been available for tests only requiring one reagent, such as determining if someone is pregnant.
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PyroGenesis announces chemical warfare elimination system

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 @ 5:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PyroGenesis announced on Monday that it has entered the second phase of a development project to develop a system that uses plasma to eliminate chemical agents, ones which could be used in war or other terrorist activities.
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NATO deputy secretary: Russia is 'highly irresponsible'

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 1:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NATO's deputy secretary general said on Monday that Russia is increasing its nuclear presence
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Soligenix unveils promising Rivax preclinical data

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 2:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

All non-human primate study subjects survived lethal level of ricin exposure
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FLIR CFO resigns, Harrison promoted to senior VP

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 2:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tony Trunzo, chief financial officer of FLIR Systems, Inc., is leaving the company on March 27.
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NRC releases PEO ACWA study

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) announced on Monday that the National Research Council (NRC) has released a study on hydrolysate treatment.
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Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar and Turkish dignitaries speak at disarmament confernece

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) reported on the Conference on Disarmament taking place this week, dignitaries from Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey and Qatar spoke on Monday. Gebran Bassil, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrates from Lebanon gave criticism of the conference was not open to many states in the union.
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Navy tests two Trident II D5 missiles

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 6:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) recently launched two test flights of the Trident II D5 missile. The missiles, which were unarmed, were part of a Follow-on Commander Evaluation Test (FCET) and were launched in the Pacific Missile Range.
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Obsidian Analysis seeking hazard mitigation analyst

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 @ 7:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Obsidian Analysis, Inc. posted a job opening for a Hazard Mitigation Programs Research Analyst on Tuesday for their Washington D.C.
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908 Devices to expand to global market

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

908 Devices announced on Wednesday that they have reached agreements with distributors in Europe and Australia to send products to 18 countries initially.
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NATO releases Qatar conference overview

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Qatar was the host for the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conference, held March 1 through March 3, to discuss proliferation challenges regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
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Johnson praises passage of DHS appropriation bill

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS,) Jeh Johson announced that the U.S.
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UPMC selects Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity fellows

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Health Security named its 2015 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) fellows on Wednesday.
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Mauritania accedes to Biological Weapons Convention

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Africa reported on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Mauritania joined the Biological Weapons Convention that prohibits the development, stockpile and use of biological weapons.
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PositiveID files Firefly Dx patent

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The PositiveID Corporation has filed a patent for their polymerase chain reaction (PCR) pathogen detection system, called Firefly Dx according to announcement on Wednesday. According to the announcement the device is able to deliver diagnostic results in a handheld device within 20 minutes.
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