North Dakota National Guard hosts emergency response exercise

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 @ 10:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The North Dakota National Guard's Civil Support Team hosted an emergency response exercise on Thursday as soldiers from the 81st Civil Support Team and local emergency response agencies took part in the exercises at the Ralph Englestad Arena in Grand Forks.
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Head of Homeland Security delivers Greens Foundation address

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 @ 12:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered the keynote speech as a part of the Green Foundation Lecture Series at Westminster College on Wednesday.
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Copenhagen Airport installs Smiths units for security screening

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 @ 5:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced Thursday that the Copenhagen Airport has installed 18 of the company's eqo millimeter-wave units to meet European Union regulatory standards.
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Johnson & Johnson company awarded $28.5 million for ebola vaccine development

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 1:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson officials recently announced that one of its Janssen Pharmaceutical companies, Crucell Holland B.V., was awarded $28.5 million from The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).
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Chikungunya case in Spain reported as false positive

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 1:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recently announced that an earlier case of chikungunya that was reported in August has been found to be a false positive.
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Morpho awarded contract to supply ETD to Portugal

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 1:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Morpho Detection's partner in Portugal has been awarded a contract with the Vinci/ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, an airports operator, to supply 74 Morpho Itemiser 4DX explosive trace detectors (ETD), the company announced Thursday.
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NNSA, FBI conclude Gamma Shield Thunder Exercise

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 1:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Gamma Shield Thunder exercise has been concluded according to an announcement from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Thursday.
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Worldwide consortium reforms understanding of dengue virus

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An international consortium of laboratories from around the world, all of which are studying various differences between dengue viruses, has emphasized that the understanding of dengue virus is too simplistic.
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Team Aberdeen Proving Ground to hold Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) has announced that it is anticipating holding the fourth annual Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry event Nov. 3-5 at the APG headquarters in Maryland.
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Senators introduce bipartisan pandemic protection legislation

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 @ 3:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bill encourages further measures against biological threats.
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Antibody drug for Ebola advanced by HHS

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Monday that it has advanced the development of a antibody-based treatment candidate for the Ebola virus.
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Arno's AR-12 antimicrobial drug data shows positive results

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:41am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Arno Therapeutics Inc. released promising data from its AR-12 antimicrobial drug at the Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy/International Congress of Chemotherapy (ICAAC/ICC) and Infection 2015 presentation Saturday.
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UAE Chemical Defense Corps takes part in live-agent training

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 @ 11:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Hotzone Solutions (HZS) announced Monday that it guided members of the United Arab Emirates' Chemical Defense Corps during live-agent training in the Czech Republic.
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Angola is latest nation to join the CWC

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Monday that the government of Angola has submitted an instrument of accession to join the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Oct. 16.
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Historical vaccine research sheds light on smallpox

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 @ 3:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers hope better understanding of various strains will help develop new smallpox vaccine
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Study shows vaccine candidate targets key malaria protein

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 @ 7:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released a report Friday that detailed a study of the RTS,S vaccine that is in clinical testing against malaria. The vaccine candidate targets the circumsporozoite protein (CSP) that the parasite releases as it enters a host, primarily by mosquito bite.
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Invasive mosquito discovered in San Diego

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

A local Fox television news outlet reported that an invasive species of mosquito was found in the San Diego area on Wednesday.
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Saudi Arabia releases updated MERS statistics

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 @ 7:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health released updated data Monday on the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the country and also confirmed a new case in the city of Najran.   There were 38 patients with active cases admitted to hospitals or isolated in their homes in Saudi Arabia as of Monday.
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The Lancet releases updated report on MERS

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 @ 9:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Lancet has compiled a report on the Midde East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus for its October issue, detailing the outbreak of MERS in South Korea and evaluating the ongoing toll the disease has taken on Saudi Arabia.
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Battelle National Biodefense Institute lands 10-year Homeland Security contract

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 @ 10:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) announced on Wednesday that they have been awarded a 10-year contract by the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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