Full House to consider anthrax vaccine proposal

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Homeland Security has favorably reported a proposed bill that would make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency first response providers and passed it to the full House for consideration.
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DARPA achieves milestone with SWEEPER program

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Short-range Wide-field-of-view Extremely agile Electronically steered Photonic EmitteR (SWEEPER) program has been integrated into a microchip, the agency announced on Thursday.
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U.K. scientists combatting Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists from the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense (MOD) are working with Sierra Leonean officials to combat the Ebola virus, the U.K. government announced on Thursday. 
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Smiths Group announces changes in management

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Group announced on Thursday that Mel Rowlands has been appointed to serve as company secretary and deputy general counsel.
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Annapolis, Maryland, seeking emergency planner

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City of Annapolis, Maryland, Office of Emergency Management has an opening for an emergency planner, they posted in a job listing on May 15.
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Okla. seeks local emergency response coordinator

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 1:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Coordinator will work in the Bryan County Health Department
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University of Maryland School of Medicine research leads to FDA approval of drug for radiation sickness

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Maryland's School of Medicine (UM SOM) said Friday that its research has allowed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug from the 1990s for radiation sickness treatment.The research led by Professor Thomas MacVittie and Assistant Professor Ann Farese shows that Neupogen is effective in counteracting radiation damage to the bone marrow.
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PositiveID CEO to present at LD Micro Invitational

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. Chairman and CEO William Caragol will be presenting at the LD Micro Invitational on June 1.
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NCT CBRNe USA 2015 deemed a success

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 4:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The NCT Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNe) USA 2015 conference brought together industry experts and other stakeholders for what if being considered a successful conference, the organizers stated on Tuesday.
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International research team discovers key to Ebola infection

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have discovered an important mechanism involved with the spread of the Ebola virus.
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European Union recounts first responder training

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 3:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Union (EU) recounted two training sessions of their Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centers of Excellence (EU CBRN COE) on Tuesday.
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Chemical weapons protection course held for Arabic states

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 6:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A five-day course on basic assistance and protection training against chemical threats concluded Friday in Algiers, Algeria, for Arabic-speaking states, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday.Participants engaged in exercises that facilitated the planning and building of support teams to protect civilians in cases of chemical attack or incident.
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OPCW Director-General Uzumcu meets with Slovenian officials

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 7:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu met with top Slovenian officials and students during his visit to Slovenia from Sunday to Tuesday.During the visit, Uzumcu met with Minister of Defense Andreja Katie, Minister of Health Milojka Celarc, State Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Benko, Director of the Chemicals Office of the Republic of Slovenia Alojz Grabner and Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces And
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Dallas seeks emergency management mitigation specialist

Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Position responsible for management, development of hazard mitigation
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Stanford reports no issues related to anthrax shipment

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 11:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Stanford University announced Thursday that there has been no public health risk from the receipt of a vial that may have contained a minute number of live anthrax spores.
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Groundbreaking held for National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 12:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Construction on the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas, began this week with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson and Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsak in attendance at the groundbreaking.
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Organization reports 90 percent of global chemical weapons stock destroyed

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 12:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Thursday that a major milestone has been reached in the destruction of global chemical weapons.
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American Red Cross seeking emergency program manager in Ohio

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 2:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Red Cross (ARC) announced an opening for an emergency program manager at their Portsmouth, Ohio, office in a recent job posting.
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Houise Energy and Commerce Committee calls for anthrax investigation

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Following reports of potential live anthrax samples being sent to several national laboratories, leading members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have requested briefings and investigations into the matter, the committee announced Thursday.
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Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons opens new training facility

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) opened a new international training laboratory facility in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, in a ceremony on Friday.
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