Fugate appoints National Advisory Council members

Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), finalized the appointments of the 10-member National Advisory Council (NAC) on Friday.
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Terror Threat Snapshot highlights extremist activity

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

House Committee on Homeland Security releases monthly update on terrorism in U.S.
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Federal agencies co-host conference on countering WMDs

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC-WMD) co-hosted the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Global Synchronization Conference this past week.
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San Diego to host biotechnology conference in 2016

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 @ 6:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

San Diego has been selected to host the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology on April 17 - 20, 2016, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced on Tuesday.
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Chimerix meets enrollment goals for brincidofovir clinical trials

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 @ 9:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Antiviral candidate being tested for prevention of cytomegalovirus and treatment of adenovirus infection.
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Firefly Dx expands testing capabilities for hospital-acquired infections

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 @ 11:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID says handheld device detected C. diff and MRSA bacteria in less than 20 minutes.
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OPCW director general meets with India officials

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Monday that Director General Ahmet Uzumcu visited the Republic of India last week to meet with Indian officials and discuss chemical weapons in Syria. 
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UK House of Commons requests input on potential threats

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Kingdom’s House of Commons Defense Select Committee recently began a campaign to evaluate the credible threats that are challenging the UK, as well as to determine the government's ability to respond to the threats. The committee will accept written submissions regarding potential threats through Oct. 7 on its website. Of particular interest to the committee is information on such potential threats as: international terrorism, cyberspace attacks, international military crises, the ri
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Visterra, Serum Institute team to find antibody treatment for dengue fever

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 2:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Serum Institute of India Ltd. and Visterra Inc. announced Wednesday that they will be forming a partnership to develop an antibody treatment for dengue fever.
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OPCW conducts trainers' course in Belarus

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Monday that a trainers' course was held in Belarus last month, with 13 representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam attending.
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Response Biomedical announces fourth milestone

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Response Biomedical Corp. has received its fourth milestone installment in their cooperative agreement with Hangzhou Joinstar Biomedical Technology Co., the company announced Tuesday.
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Vaxin changes name to Altimmune

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 5:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Vaxin, Inc., a clinical stage immunotherapy and vaccine company, recently announced its decision to change its corporate name, to Altimmune, Inc.
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ThreatStop announces $4.75 million in series B funding

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 @ 7:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ThreatSTOP has completed $4.75 million in series B funding, the company announced Thursday.
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National Academies releases study on Bluegrass facility

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:00am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) announced Wednesday that the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have released their study on the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
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FDA accepts Theravance Biopharma sNDA on Vibativ

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. said Thursday that the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for its drug Vibativ ( telavancin) to expand its label to include treatment of Staphylococcus aureus.
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Morpho Detection to supply 4DX detectors at England's Birmingham Airport

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 6:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho Detection said Thursday it has received a contract from Birmingham Airport, Ltd. in England the to supply and service 4DX explosives trace detectors.
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Study links protein to Dengue fever shock

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) researchers announced Wednesday they have identified a key component involved in causing fluid loss and shock associated with dengue fever infections.
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Soligenix CEO discusses biodefense activity with DDNews

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix Inc. CEO and President Christopher Schaber recently gave an interview with DDNews during which he discussed the company's therapeutics and biological defense business activities.
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UQ discovery could lead to potential dengue treatment

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 8:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Queensland announced that researchers have discovered how the body reacts to dengue virus, which could lead to the repurposing of treatments in clinical trials. Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus and largely affects tropical regions.
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HALO cleaner proves effective against several pathogens

Friday, Sep 11, 2015 @ 10:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The HALO product from PEN, Inc. has been shown to be effective in disinfecting surfaces from pathogens and contaminants including the Ebola virus, the company announced on Thursday.
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