New screening for anthrax-related meningitis developed by CDC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A development for the capability to screen a large group of people for anthrax-induced meningitis has recently been published in the 'Clinical Infectious Diseases' journal.
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House oversight subcommittee reports on safety of bioresearch labs

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has released a report on its investigation of allegations that a bioresearch lab in Maryland mishandled vials of smallpox.
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Researchers suggest existence of new Ebola-like strain

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the University of Kent have published a new study that suggests the Reston virus may be capable of mutating into a virus with an Ebola-like impact.
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Zika virus and related microcephaly detected in Martinique, France

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus has made its debut appearance in Martinique, France, in a mother and her unborn child.
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Emergent files application to expand production of BioThrax

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions has filed a supplemental Biologics License Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to scale up production of its anthrax vaccine BioThrax.
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U.S. donates $5 million to Puerto Rico for Zika defense

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving $5 million to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to fight the spread of Zika virus.
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WHO recommends yellow fever vaccine for travelers to Angola

Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 5:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising travelers to Angola to treat themselves with a yellow fever vaccine to protect against the virus and limit its spread.
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Smiths Detection secures $17.2 million Army contract for personal chemical detectors

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection Inc. will provide the U.S. Army with chemical detection devices as part of a $17.2 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
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ENG introduces new website

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The mobile diagnostics lab company ENG has launched a new website to promote its services.
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Emergent files paperwork for new immuno-oncology spin-off

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 2:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions announced April 15 that it has begun the formal process of separating some of its assets to form a separate entity, which will be known as Aptevo Therapeutics Inc.
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