Tekmira to begin Phase II trials on Ebola-Guinea drug

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 @ 6:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a therapeutic-solutions company that has been developing a cure for hepatitis B virus, said on Wednesday that its TKM-Ebola-Guinea drug therapy will be evaluated for possible use on Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
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CBRNE workshop held in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 @ 4:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A three-day workshop took place recently in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that focused on protective measures for threats that are chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) In nature. The workshop was opened by His Highness Prince Dr Turki bin Mohamed bin Saud Alkabir and other high officials.
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OPCW holds defense workshop on chemical weapons

Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 @ 4:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it recently held a defense workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, on chemical agents, in partnership with the African Union and South African and U.S. governments.
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PHE announces transport of possible Ebola contact

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public Health England (PHE) announced Monday that a possible Ebola virus contact has been transferred into the U.K. after working in Sierra Leone.
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Morgan County using Oracle technology for emergency communications

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 @ 6:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Oracle Communucations announced on Monday that a system utilizing their technology will be implemented in Morgan County, Ohio for use of emergency communication services.
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Falcone taking post at LLNL

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 @ 6:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced on Friday that Patricia Falcone was selected to serve as the deputy director of the lab's science and technology department.
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Detection Technology announces board changes

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 @ 7:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Detection Technology Plc. released an announcement on Monday of changes to its board of directors following their annual meeting of shareholders that took place in Feb.
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Local disaster response critical, UN conference stresses

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 @ 7:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Speakers at the United Nations' (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) taking place in Sendai, Japan stressed the importance of local focus when disasters occur, the organization announced on Monday.
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Firefly DX relies on polymerase chain reactions for rapid testing

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PCRs were also used by creator of rapid anthrax test
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Johnson County seeks deputy emergency management coordinator

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 @ 3:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

?Johnson County, Iowa is seeking a deputy emergency management coordinator within its Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
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Battelle announces counterfeit circuit detection system

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle unveiled a system that indentifies potential counterfeiting for integrated circuits used in defense, medical and other critical areas on Monday.
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OPCW holds chemical response training in Singapore

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 @ 4:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced a joint training exercise with the Government of Singapore against chemical threats on Tuesday.
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MacLeod to head U.K. delegation to OSCE

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Tuesday that Sian MacLeod will head the country's delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
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ECAC approves Smiths Detection portable explosives detector

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 @ 6:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Tuesday that its IONSCAN 600 device was approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to be used to detect portable explosives.
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Nations call for public funding of early warning systems

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Attendees at U.N. conference say public investment vital to protect populations.
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UNICEF details Ebola outbreak's impact on children

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released a report on Tuesday detailing the impact of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, stating that approximately nine million children have been heavily impacted.
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Conference on Disarmament holds plenary meeting

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 3:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Conference on Disarmament met on Tuesday under its new president, Mohamed Auajjar of Morocco, and the Secretary-General of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL).
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Researchers study improved delivery methods for antibiotics in respiratory infections

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 6:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from Brazil, Germany and France have found that delivery of antibiotics via nanoparticles increases efficacy in cases of respiratory infection, they detailed their findings at the European Respiratory Society conference on Friday.
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PositiveID files Firefly DX patent

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 6:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. filed a patent for its Firefly Dx pathogen detection device on Wednesday, according to announcement from the company.
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Sandia EDS begins chemical munitions elimination

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 @ 6:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories announced on Tuesday that it has begun eliminating the chemical munitions stockpile with its Explosive Destruction System (EDS) on behalf of the U.S.
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